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Pakistani teenage campaigner Malala wins EU human rights prize

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Pakistani teenage campaigner Malala wins EU human rights prize

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Malala Yousafzai, the teenager from Pakistan who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, has been awarded the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize.

Yousafzai, 16, was attacked by gunmen last October after campaigning for the right of young girls to go to school. She and her family have been living in the UK since then.

Yousafzai hailed from northwest Pakistan and had been speaking out against Taliban rule in the region for more than three years.

The young activist has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The winner will be announced on October 10.

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