A teenager who said she was raped by two men died by legal euthanasia in the Netherlands, it’s emerged.
Noa Pothoven made a “sad last post” to social media last week in which she announced she would “die within 10 days.”
The 17-year-old detailed her struggles with sexual assault, depression, and anorexia in her award-winning biography Winning or Learning.
She wrote in her book that she was first assaulted at the age of 11 and raped by two men when she was just 14 years old, facts she hid from her parents because she was ashamed.
In her last post on Instagram, the young girl wrote that she had stopped eating and drinking and that her suffering was “unbearable.”
She wrote that her decision was “final” and that she had not been alive for a while.
“I breathe but no longer live,” she wrote.
Just once, I want to see a story end with “The rapist was led to a remote compound, where he was eaten by wolverines.”
(Via Lauren Chen.)