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Bahrain: F1 performs U-turn on human rights abuses to raise issue of detained activist with government; includes company comments

Author: Maya Oppenheim, The Independent (UK), Published on: 28 October 2019

"Formula One pledges to raise 'rape and torture' of jailed activist with Bahraini authorities but refuses to bin race," 27 Oct 2019

Formula One has promised to raise the alleged rape and torture of a jailed activist with Bahraini authorities after previously failing to acknowledge human rights abuses...

Najah Yusuf... was jailed in April 2017 after hitting out at the Bahrain Grand Prix and human rights violations in the Gulf nation on Facebook...

Formula One has now [... said] they will raise the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention’s report, which ruled she had been arbitrarily detained and gravely abused, “directly with the Bahraini authorities”...

Lord Scriven [UK politician and Yusuf supporter] said: “If F1 is genuinely concerned... and intend to raise their concerns with Bahrain, they must do so publicly while being transparent about the actions they expect from the Bahraini government.

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Related companies: Formula One Group