Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani blogger who was shot and severely injured by the Taliban in October 2012, was released from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The hospital shared a video on YouTube of Malala leaving inpatient treatment.
Malala will continue her rehabilitation in the UK, living for a few weeks in her family’s temporary home in the Birmingham area. The hospital says she will be readmitted to undergo reconstructive cranial surgery later this month.
Members of the Pakistani Taliban shot Malala on her way home from school in the Swat valley region of Pakistan on Oct. 9.
The then 14-year-old had previously won the country’s first Peace Prize for her progressive blogging about the importance of women’s rights and education. She was and remains the target of frequent death threats from the Taliban. One Taliban member said after her injury that she would continue to be the target of attacks until she is killed.
Malala was moved to the UK on 15th October to receive medical care four days after the shooting. Her parents and two younger brothers have taken temporary residence in the UK while she is undergoing treatment.