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Malala Yousafzai wins EU's Sakharov human rights prize

Farahnaz Ispahani
Karachi, Pakistan

Oct 10, 2013 —

Malala Yousafzai wins Sakharov prize
Malala Yousafzai wins Sakharov prize
Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has won the EU's Sakharov human rights prize. The 16-year-old activist was shot a year ago for campaigning for better rights for girls. The Sakharov Prize for free speech is awarded by the European Parliament annually in memory of Soviet physicist and dissident Andrei Sakharov.