Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai has been released from a UK hospital and will be allowed to continue her rehabilitation at home, only months after she was shot in the head on a bus by Taliban extremists.
The 15-year-old will spend the next few weeks in the UK with her family before returning to her home in Pakistan, reported the Christian Science Monitor, where the government has pledged free round-the-clock protection for both her and her family.
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Yousafzai's ordeal began when she was shot in the head on October 9th in Pakistan's Swat Valley, by Taliban affiliated thugs.
She was flown from Pakistan to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, for treatment, and appears to have rallied quickly, undergoing intensive neuro-rehabilitation.
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The young woman soon became an international symbol, and the attack prompted the Pakistani government to look into new ways of protecting women and girls from Muslim extremists.
A human rights activist since the tender age of 11, it remains to be seen how (or if) Yousafzai will use her new found international fame after she returns home.