Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai receives EU Sakharov rights prize

November 20, 2013 12:24 pm
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 Malala Yousafzai looks on during a Reception for Youth, Education and the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace in London, on October 18, 2013/AFP
Malala Yousafzai looks on during a Reception for Youth, Education and the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace in London, on October 18, 2013/AFP

, Strasbourg, France November 20- Pakistan’s teenage activist Malala Yousafzai was Wednesday handed the EU’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize.

To thunderous applause announcing the European Parliament prize, the assembly’s president Martin Schulz praised the 16 year old’s crusade for all childrens’ right to an education, saying: “You have given hope to millions of people.”

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