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Hamilton praised for urging F1 to help improve human rights

At his press conference before the Bahrain Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton acknowledged receiving letters from prisoners in Bahrain and promised to read them in detail. “The human rights issue in so many of the places we go to is a massive problem,” he added. “I do think as a sport we need to do more … not just saying that we’re going to do something (but) that we actually see some action taken.”

This Associated Press picks up on Hamilton’s comments, refers to Mohammed Ramadhan’s case, and quotes Sayed Alwadaie of our Bahraini partner organisation, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy.

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