The Atlantic: Bahrain Is Becoming Even More Repressive Because of the F1 Race

Op-ed by Brian Dooley.

The promoters of Bahrain’s Grand Prix urge you to “Imagine your moment.” It’s a great slogan. It’s supposed to reflect “the excitement from all Formula 1 fans… as well as all the memorable moments people create during the enjoyable time they have at the race.”

The Bahrain Grand Prix will occur later this month despite the controversy of holding the race amid a fierce government crackdown on political dissent and increasingly violent protests. The 2011 race was cancelled due to the country’s turmoil, but last year’s Grand Prix went on anyway.

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Published on April 14, 2013

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