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Monday, April 23, 2012

The Anonymous attack on the official F1 website

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The Anonymous dropped the official website of Formula 1 as a protest against the recent violent incidents in Bahrain. The popular group of hackers urges drivers not to attend the race and the F1 fans not to attend either near or on their TV.

Currently the official website ( has returned to normal operation, but the page displays the following message:

"Greetings from Anonymous

For more than a year the people of Bahrain have struggled against the oppressive regime of King Hamad bin Khalifa Al equal. Murdered in the streets, beaten, tortured, poisoned by gas, kidnapped by the police, they see their businesses to accept and vandalizing tear in their own homes.

The government insists on denying any meaningful reform and continues to use raw and violent tactics to oppress the people. Not only respecting human rights, but it gets worse day by day. For all these reasons, the F1 Grand Prix will be strongly expressed his opposition.

The status of Al-Khalifa said that it intends to use live ammunition against demonstrators during the preparation of the event. The collective punishment on whole villages to "maintain order" have already begun and is expected to intensify even more. The principles of F1 knows the situation well and yet they chose to conduct the race in Bahrain.

Furthermore, we call for the immediate release of Abdulhadi Alkhawaja who is past 70 days on hunger strike. Has not committed any crime and in fact punished for defending human rights. Release him and all political prisoners of Bahrain. Lixte this ordeal and stop using tear gas to its citizens. "

Read the official press release of Anonymous here.

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