Malala Yousafzai Wins Sakharov Human Rights Prize

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot last year by the Taliban for defying a ban on female education, has won the European Parliament's Sakharov human rights prize.
The 16-year-old, who has become a symbol of the fight against the militants, has also been nominated for the Nobel peace prize.
Previous winners include Nelson Mandela and Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi.
Fugitive US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden, who leaked details of secret surveillance programmes, and a group of jailed Belarus dissidents, had been in the running for the prestigious £42,000 Sakharov award.
"The European Parliament acknowledges the incredible strength of this young woman," said Martin Schulz, president of the EU legislature.
"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 chairman of the conservative European People's Party (EPP), Joseph Daul, added: "Today, we decided to let the world know that our hope for a better future stands in young people like Malala Yousafzai."
Malala was shot in the head by the militant group in October last year for campaigning for girls' schooling.
The Sakharov prize for freedom of thought has been given by the European Parliament each year since 1988 to commemorate Soviet scientist and dissident Andrei Sakharov.

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