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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.

776-800 of 4921 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location
4146 7.4 years ago Richard Clemens Victoria Coalition Against Poverty Victoria, BC
4145 7.4 years ago Karyn Nanos Vancouver, BC
4144 7.4 years ago Frank Anigbo MA
4143 7.4 years ago Roberta Houllahan Providence, RI
4142 7.4 years ago Aleksandra Wankiewicz Bergen, ot
4141 7.4 years ago lawrence adrian durham, NC
4140 7.4 years ago Daniel Fernandes Aveiro, ot
4139 7.4 years ago Stephen V. Kobasa New Haven, CT
4138 7.4 years ago Christine Roane SPRINGFIELD, MA
4137 7.4 years ago Susan Johnston East Hartford, CT
4136 7.4 years ago mariavictoria duron del valle, TX
4135 7.4 years ago Andrew Jelmert Los Angeles, CA
4134 7.4 years ago Andrea Parra Washington, DC
4133 7.4 years ago Robert Blmenthal Seattle, WA
4132 7.4 years ago Clayton Griffith Reno, NV
4131 7.4 years ago Luis Gonzalez Stockton, CA
4130 7.4 years ago Michele von Kampen Phoenix, AZ
4129 7.4 years ago Charles Calhoun SAN FRANCISCO, CA
4128 7.4 years ago William Stefanowicz Burlington, MA
4127 7.4 years ago Gordon Wood Seattle, WA
4126 7.4 years ago chris coyle new york, NY
4125 7.4 years ago Ken Scheffel Mt. Healthy, OH
4124 7.4 years ago yoshihisa miyamoto fremont, CA
4123 7.4 years ago Mara Natkins Philadelphia, PA
4122 7.4 years ago Gerard and Genevieve Foley University Place, WA
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