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Formula 1 Racers, and Protestors, Get Ready for Bahrain’s Big Day

Time
04/21/2012

Despite report from PHR, F1 race will continue as scheduled in Bahrain amid protests against human rights atrocities.

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Critics blast 'surreal' Bahrain Grand Prix

Deutsche Welle
04/20/2012

With the F1 circus underway in Bahrain, business and tourists are pouring back into the tiny Gulf Kingdom. But the gleaming cars and cheering race crowds are in stark contrast to what’s going on behind the scenes. PHR's Richard Sollom is quoted in this Deutsche Welle story on Bahrain.

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Bahrain protesters swell ahead of F1 weekend

04/20/2012

"Despite promises of reform since our investigation into the Kingdom last year, the Government's excessive use of force has only increased," said [PHR's] deputy director, Richard Sollom.

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PHR Joins Call for Freedom for Bahraini Human Rights Defenders and Activists

International Freedom of Expression Exchange
04/17/2012

"In the face of growing international concern about human rights violations in Bahrain as you prepare to welcome people to the Formula One on 22 April, we the undersigned 46 members and partners of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) call on you to free detained activists, bloggers, and human rights defenders and drop all charges that violate the right to peaceful expression."

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Bahrain: F1 Cancellation Would Be a “No Confidence” Vote

POMED
04/11/2012

Cancellation of the Formula 1 Race in Bahrain remains a possibilty, while PHR continues to push for the release of Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, reports POMED.

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