Schoolgirl Activist Leaves Hospital: Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl who was

shot in the head by Taliban militants, was able to leave the hospital on

Thursday, walking on her own. 

Yousafzai had undergone treatment at Queen Elizabeth

Hospital in Birmingham, England. The hospital released a statement saying that

Yousafzai was "well enough to be treated by the hospital as an outpatient for

the next few weeks," the hospital said in a statement.

"She is still due to be

readmitted in late January or early February to undergo cranial reconstructive

surgery as part of her long-term recovery, and in the meantime she will visit

the hospital regularly to

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

attend clinical appointments."


The hospital also released video (screengrab at left) showing Yousafzai walking out of

the hospital and waving.

Yousafzai has been an advocate for Pakistani schoolgirls’

right to attend school.  She began her

advocacy at the age of 11, when the BBC's Urdu-language service published her

blog, "Diary of a

Pakistani Schoolgirl." She was also featured in a documentary by Adam Ellick. Yousafzai  was shot in October while riding in bus with

other girls on their way home from school. via New York Times