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Pakistan Sentenced 10 Malala Yousafzai's Attackers to Life Imprisonment

04/30/2015 - 15:52

17-year-old girl is the youngest in the history winner of the Nobel Prize, which was awarded to her in 2014 in recognition of her achievements in the struggle against the oppression of children and adolescents.

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Ten people, who took part in the assassination of 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in October 2012, are sentenced to life imprisonment. Such a verdict, according to the newspaper Express Tribune, was passed at a meeting of the Antiterrorist Tribunal Swat district in the northwest of the country.

The attack on human rights activist

Being 11 years old, Malala Yousafzai started to write a blog on the internet under the name Gul Makai (Cornflower), criticizing the Taliban's attempt to establish Sharia law in the Swat district in her native province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In 2012, the girl was seriously injured. Militants of the terrorist group Taliban stopped school bus with 15-year-old Malala, and then took her out and shot at point blank range. One of the bullets hit her in the head, what caused the coma, but British doctors managed to save the girl.

The militants that wounded Yusufzai were arrested in September 2014. Subsequently, it was found that the extremists operated by order of Mullah Fazlullah - one of the leaders of the Pakistani Taliban movement "Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan", who ordered them to kill the human rights activist as a punishment for defending its values ​​of secular education for women.

The youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

Yusufzai is the youngest in the history winner of the Nobel Prize, which was awarded to her in 2014 in recognition of its achievements in the fight against the oppression of children and adolescents, as well as the universal right to education. The human rights activist dedicated her award to children, "who have no right to vote, who are not heard."

- It's not just a piece of metal, which will be stored in the room. For me, it's inspiring that makes moving forward, believe in yourself and know that people support my campaign - Malala Yusufzai.

In addition, Malala Yousafzai was honored with several awards, including the National Peace Prize by the Pakistani government, Simone de Beauvoir prize for women's freedom, the International Children's Prize for his contribution to the world, awards of the human rights organization "Amnesty International", "Ambassador of Conscience", Anna Politkovskaya Award, the award "Pride of Britain". In April 2013, the girl entered the list of "100 most influential people in the world" according to Time magazine. 10 October 2013, the European Parliament awarded her the Sakharov Prize "for freedom of thought" for 2013.