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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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Number Date Name Organization Location
3946 7.5 years ago Robert Stephens Myersville, MD
3945 7.5 years ago Jason Vick Irvine, CA
3944 7.5 years ago M.B. Hardy Amnesty Int'l. Grp.213 Raleigh, NC
3943 7.5 years ago Beverly Pott West Columbia, SC
3942 7.5 years ago Jan van Eijk Regina, SK
3941 7.5 years ago Maria Williamson Crosby, TX
3940 7.5 years ago Marcy Matasick Sandia Park, NM
3939 7.5 years ago Erica Montague Denver, CO
3938 7.5 years ago Sharon Perry Crescent City, CA
3937 7.5 years ago Wiliam Hughes Melville, NY
3936 7.5 years ago john m kearns healdsburg, CA
3935 7.5 years ago Richard Perras Rensselaer, NY
3934 7.5 years ago Kelly Epstein Spring, TX
3933 7.5 years ago Richelle Witt Camarillo, CA
3932 7.5 years ago Sandra Girard Lansing, MI
3931 7.5 years ago Jessica Coram Cambria, NY
3930 7.5 years ago Diana Myers Brooklyn, MD
3929 7.5 years ago Andrew Fallis Kelowna, BC
3928 7.5 years ago Jeffrey Radcliff Clarksburg, WV
3927 7.5 years ago Matthew Bouillon Raton, NM
3926 7.5 years ago Justina LaSalle Moosup, CT
3925 7.5 years ago Alex Zukas San Diego, CA
3924 7.5 years ago Matthew Freytag E. Vassalboro, ME
3923 7.5 years ago April Kohles Amherst, NY
3922 7.5 years ago Jacques Zakin Ohio State Univ Dublin, OH
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