Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating for girl education has calmly walked out of the hospital today.
She was flown to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, UK on October last year where she underwent head surgery to remove the bullet lodged in her brain.
Hospital authorities say she would be readmitted later to undergo reconstructive surgery on her skull. Meanwhile, she will be attending weekly out-patient appointments with therapists to monitor her recovery progress.
Malala was ambushed an shot in the head by Taliban gunmen while sitting inside a school bus in Swat, Pakistan, last October for blogging about women’s rights to education. The attack drew worldwide protests, with Madonna stripping during her concert in her support. She was also nominated for Time Magazine‘s Personality of the Year and calls were even made to grant her the Nobel Peace Prize.
It is highly unlikely that she will return to Pakistan, as the Taliban has vowed to target her again. Her father has been given a job in the Pakistani Consulate in the UK.
[Image via Dail Mail. Credit: EPA]