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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.
The killing of Ali prompted rallies on Feb. 5 outside the supreme judicial council’s headquarters in Baghdad, and Diwaniyah Governorate where Ali was killed. Amid the public backlash...
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