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Branson urges Maldives boycott if government goes ahead with executions – Telegraph.co.uk

Sir Richard Branson

Holiday firms offering trips to the paradise Indian Ocean islands of the Maldives have been urged by rights activists to condemn the expected execution of three young men that will bring a brutal end to the country’s 60 year moratorium on the death penalty.

Sir Richard Branson  has described the reported decision by Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen to revive executions as “an awful political move that will send the country back to the Dark Ages of human rights.”

In a blog post, the creator of the Virgin brand implicitly threatened to remove his money and business from the Maldives and urged other tour operators, governments and businesses to follow suit if the executions went ahead.

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