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Stop idling--don’t give Bahrain the Grand Prix

Bahrain Athletes

The crackdown in Bahrain shows no sign of relenting. More than 800 people have been detained and four have already died in police custody.

Formula 1 auto racing is one of the most-watched sporting events in the world, with over half a billion viewers last year. This year's spring season was set to open with the Bahrain Grand Prix, but the crackdown caused F1 to postpone its 2011 race. F1 needs to send the right message to the Bahraini regime—that the world does not stand with repressive governments.

Authorities will decide tomorrow, June 3, whether to grant Bahrain a delayed 2011 race. Continuing attacks on peaceful protesters show Bahrain is incapable of hosting a major international sporting event and should not be rewarded for abusing human rights. Granting the Grand Prix to a repressive regime will disappoint F1 fans everywhere. It should not turn a blind eye to torture, disappearances, and deaths of peaceful protesters.

Sign the petition and send a message to CEO Bernie Ecclestone. Tell him to set Formula 1 on the right track by canceling the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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4196 7.5 years ago John Schmitt Louisville, KY
4195 7.5 years ago Brett Heffner Allentown, PA
4194 7.5 years ago Terri Stanley Eau Claire, WI
4193 7.5 years ago John Bell Sacramento, CA
4192 7.5 years ago T Klimek
4191 7.5 years ago Mary Smith Elmira, NY
4190 7.5 years ago Sheila Geist NYC, NY
4189 7.5 years ago Jon Baumgardner 98115 Seattle, WA
4188 7.5 years ago Janice VrMeer Sedona , AZ
4187 7.5 years ago Richard Blakemore Mariposa, CA
4186 7.5 years ago Elizabeth Jackson Elk Grove, CA
4185 7.5 years ago Rick Wood Burdett, NY
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4183 7.5 years ago TImothy Sullivan Eye on the East End East Hampton, NY
4182 7.5 years ago Hamaad Djamshidi Los Angeles, CA
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4180 7.5 years ago Jorge Aros FRANKFORT, KY
4179 7.5 years ago John Peha Ventura, CA
4178 7.5 years ago Marie Malik Seattle, WA
4177 7.5 years ago Dennis Nagy Chapel Hill, NC
4176 7.5 years ago Marion Sikes Centennial, CO
4175 7.5 years ago gina wiese minneapolis, MN
4174 7.5 years ago Helenrose Rowan Fairport Harbor, OH
4173 7.5 years ago Christina Mitrakos Yonkers, NY
4172 7.5 years ago Jessie Bourke Prescott, AZ
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