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British politicians want F1 action over Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- A group of British politicians has written to Formula One CEO Stefano Domenicali encouraging the sport to take action over human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia. The first Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will take place in Jeddah on Sunday against a backdrop of accusations of "sportswashing" by human rights groups. The group of British politicians, which includes four members of the House of Commons and three members of the House of Lords, said the death penalty continues to be used in Saudi Arabia against children, non-violent offenders and people exercising their right to free speech. "Staging a race in Jeddah without addressing these grave violations of...
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