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Bahrain: Formula 1 Ignores Rights Commitments

Expand Anti-government protesters wave national flags and carry signs against Formula One's Grand Prix on April 17, 2012. © 2012 AP Photo/Hasan Jamali (Beirut) – The Formula One Group disregards its human rights commitments and overlooks grave rights abuses in Bahrain, Human Rights Watch said today. Some of the abuses appear to be directly related to Formula One’s activities in the country. Bahrain has a longstanding record of arresting and harassing dissents, including those opposing the Grand Prix races, which are scheduled this year for March 31, 2019. But the Formula One organizers rely…

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