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Canadian politician nominates Malala for Nobel Peace Prize

Canadian politician nominates Malala for Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 25, 2012 - 10:49

Washington, October 25, 2012 (PANinfo-icon): A top Canadian politician has nominated Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani child activist who was recently shot by the Talibaninfo-icon, for the 2013 Nobel Peace prize.

Bob Rae, the leader of Canada’s Liberal Party, on Wednesday sent a nomination letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee.                    “Malala ought to be formally recognized for her exceptional work standing up for the most fundamental of human rights –womeninfo-icon’s equality – for herself, her sisters and girls around the worldinfo-icon,” Rae wrote.

“She has become an integral figure in the movement to stem the tide of extremism and to promote peace and equal opportunity, beginning with the most basic rights such as educationinfo-icon,” he said.

Malala, 14, was shot in the head by the Taliban on Oct 9 as she was riding home on a school bus. She was later transferred to England where she is reported in stable condition at a London hospital

The attack won her an outpouring of sympathy around the world, including in Afghanistaninfo-icon, where school girls and boys held prayers for her recovery. The 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the European Union.


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