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Campaigner Malala well enough to leave hospital


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Campaigner Malala well enough to leave hospital

The Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education has left hospital after nearly three months of specialist treatment.

Fifteen year old Malala Yousufzai was hit in the head at point blank range as she left school in the Swat Valley.

She was flown to a hospital in Birmingham in the UK that specialises in neuro-surgery. Now doctors say she is well-enough to leave and would benefit from being with her family. Malala’s parents and brothers have a temporary home in central England.

Leaders of the UN’s education body UNESCO paid tribute to her soon after she was shot. The attack was widely condemned and the youngster became a symbol of the fight for women’s and girls’ rights in Pakistan.

euronews viewers voted her ‘person of the year’ for 2012.

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