The story: The reported ‘honor killing' of a 22-year-old Iraqi YouTube star at the alleged hands of her father is sending shockwaves across the country. The killing took place only days after Tiba Al-Ali reportedly accused her brother of sexually harassing her. Amid an international outcry, the United Nations has urged Baghdad to take further measures to criminalize gender-based violence.
The coverage: The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) on Feb. 5 slammed the killing of Ali as “a regretful reminder of the violence and injustice” against women, and urged Baghdad to prevent alleged impunity for perpetrators.
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