Abusive Israeli policies constitute crimes of apartheid and persecution; Japan should suspend aid benefitting Myanmar junta; Rohinyga refugees allegedly tortured in Bangladesh; Cambodia should revise flawed disability bill; an opportunity to lower drug costs in the US; and support for the TRIPS waiver on COVID vaccines is growing, giving hope that rich governments will stop blocking wider vaccine production globally.

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Israeli authorities are committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution, Human Rights Watch has said in a new report, drawing on years of documentation, case studies, and a review of government planning documents, statements by officials, and other sources.

The Japanese government should immediately review its aid portfolio for Myanmar and suspend non-humanitarian projects that benefit the junta or military, Human Rights Watch said today.

Bangladesh authorities should immediately investigate allegations that security forces beat and arbitrarily detained Rohingya refugees who tried to leave Bhasan Char island.

The Cambodian government should revise a draft disability law to ensure equal rights for people with disabilities in accordance with international human rights law.

The US Congress has an opportunity to provide relief for millions of people in the US struggling to afford vital medicines.

Support for the "TRIPS waiver" - a proposal at the World Trade Organization to temporarily waive some intellectual property rules for medical products to more effectively respond to the global pandemic - is growing and growing.

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