10 October 2013

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Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai Wins EU's Sakharov Rights Prize

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage activist nominated for Friday's Nobel Peace Prize, was awarded the prestigious Sakharov human rights prize by the European Parliament on Thursday. To thunderous applause announcing the prize, the parliament's president Martin Schulz said "Malala bravely stands for the right of all children to be granted a fair education. This right for girls is far too commonly neglected." The parliament's vote for Malala amid a shortlist of three nominees "acknowledges the incredible strength of this young woman," Schulz added. The 16-year-old has become an emblem of the fight against the most radical forms of Islamism. [...]




Pakistan's Malala wins EU's Sakharov rights prize (via AFP)
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage activist nominated for Friday's Nobel Peace Prize, was awarded the prestigious Sakharov human rights prize by the European Parliament on Thursday. To thunderous applause announcing the prize, the parliament's…




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