Malala Yousafzai - photo by the Nation in PakinstanMalala Yousafzai, the teenage education-rights campaigner who was shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan, has been able to stand for the first time since the attack and is communicating by writing, a British hospital official said Friday.

Malala, 14, was flown to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England this week to receive treatment after Taliban leaders targeted her for assassination because of her campaign in support of girls’ education in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban has at times banned girls from attending school.

She continued to show signs of improvement since waking from a long anesthesia.

(READ the story from the LA Times – Learn her history at Wikipedia)

Photo and article from shooting, Oct 10: newspaper

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