What’s Current: Police investigate alleged gang rape of 16-year-old at Israel hotel

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  • Police in Israel launch an investigation into the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl at a hotel, where a suspect says she was assaulted by over 30 men.
  • Iraqi women’s rights and anti-government campaigner Riham Yacoub was killed, less than one week after multiple assassination attempts on other activists’ lives.
  • Crown prosecutors appeal the eight-year sentence handed to former Edmonton nightclub promoter Matthew McKnight, who was convicted of sexually assaulting five women.
  • Netflix issues an apology after widespread backlash against the streaming platform’s promotion of “Cuties,” a French film that allegedly sexualizes young girls who are portrayed as starting to “explore” their femininity. 
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.