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Esprit Drops Factory Linked With Myanmar Military, Will Others Follow?

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Clothing retailer Esprit has severed ties with a garment factory located in an industrial park linked to Myanmar’s military following calls from a United Nations report to impose targeted sanctions on businesses that support “extensive and systematic” human-rights violations” against civilians. Two of the Southeast Asian nation’s “most opaque enterprises”—Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL) and…

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