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Over 700 people killed in Myanmar since military coup, core industries heavily impacted
Updated: 2021-04-21 15:40:08 KST
Myanmar's security forces have killed 738 civilians since the start of the military coup on February 1st.
That's according to the local non-profit organization Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, which monitors casualties and arrests.
The military takeover has also taken a heavy toll on the country's key industries.
A labor rights activist says that around 200-thousand jobs in the country's textiles industry have been wiped out since the military seized power.
Several fashion retailers including H&M and Next have put a halt on new orders amid tightened EU sanctions.
This has led to around half of the country's textiles factories no longer being in operation.
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