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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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3971 7.4 years ago Ashley Wapenski Foster, RI
3970 7.4 years ago Lauri Hatonen Vienna, ot
3969 7.4 years ago Ian Carlon San Jose, CA
3968 7.4 years ago Eric Horwitz Lake Forest, CA
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3966 7.4 years ago Linda Waine Taunton, MA
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3963 7.4 years ago Jenny O'Neil Alamogordo, NM
3962 7.4 years ago Kathy Goble Private Citizen Chicago, IL
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3959 7.4 years ago Andrew Osborne-Smith San Carlos, CA
3958 7.4 years ago Michael Moore` Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN
3957 7.4 years ago Paula Shafransky Sedro Woolley, WA
3956 7.4 years ago Steve Overton Leicester , ot
3955 7.4 years ago Leith McCombs Renton, WA
3954 7.4 years ago Rev. Maurice Hagen Rochester, MN
3953 7.4 years ago Natalina Giugni hyde park, NY
3952 7.4 years ago Marie Condon Dominican Sisters River Forest, IL
3951 7.4 years ago Danielle Wirth Environmental Horizons woodward, IA
3950 7.4 years ago Louise Parsons Aguilar, CO
3949 7.4 years ago Ron Barasch Irvine, CA
3948 7.4 years ago Anthony Mendousa Orleans, MA
3947 7.4 years ago Michel Wingard Albuquerque, NM
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