Today Malala Yousafzai was released from a British hospital and will continue her recovery at a temporary home there. The Pakistani teen became a symbol of courage after she defied the Taliban and promoted education for girls.
In 2011, when asked why she risks her life, she told CNN’s Reza Sayah, "I shall raise my voice...I have rights. I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up."
For speaking out, the Taliban ambushed a van transporting Malala and her classmates home from school in October and tried to assassinate her. The attack was brutal, but didn’t prove fatal. She was taken to England to receive medical care and protection from the Islamic extremists who threatened to come after her again.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the medical treatment Malala, 14, will receive in England. He says her young age is a beneficial factor for the process her brain will need to go through to rewire itself.
The Pakistani teen was targeted by the Taliban and shot twice at point-blank range while she was in a school van with other students. Malala was attacked for promoting girls' education.
Reza Sayah reports on what Pakistani officials are doing to try to find those responsible for the attack. There have been a few arrests, but they are still investigating.
Malala Yousufzai, 14, is now in the hands of medical experts in England. The Pakistani teen was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban last week when riding home in a school van with other classmates in the Swat Valley region, near the border with Afghanistan.
Malala was targeted by the gunmen for speaking out about girls’ rights to education. Last year when asked why she risks her life, she told CNN’s Reza Sayah, "I shall raise my voice...I have rights. I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up."
The Islamic extremists aimed to silence her defiant message, and have promised to attack her again if she survives her injuries.
Today lawyers representing the Pakistani doctor who helped the United States track down Osama bin Laden appealed his conviction.
Last week, a Pakistani tribal court sentenced Shakeel Afridi to 33 years in prison for treason. At the time, Pakistani officials said it was because Afridi helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden. He had set up a fake vaccination program in hopes of getting DNA samples to identify the al Qaeda leader. But there's a new twist tonight. They now say the conviction was due to Afridi's "close links" to the militant group Lashkar-e-Islam, according to the judgment obtained by CNN.
In today's appeal, Afridi's legal team denied the accusations calling them "false and baseless."
The case has further strained U.S.-Pakistani relations.
Tonight on 360°, Anderson talks in-depth with U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who says the U.S. should be "ashamed" of Afridi's treatment in Pakistan. The California Republican says the U.S. should be "raising holy hell" to help Afridi. "He risked his life for us and we're abandoning him," Rohrabacher said. Here's a preview of the interview and see more tonight at 8 and 10pm ET..
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) - Pakistan detained a senior Army officer for suspected connections to a militant organization, a military spokesman said Tuesday.
Brig. Ali Khan, stationed at military headquarters in the garrison town of Rawalpindi for the past two years, has been in custody for the past two days over alleged links to the militant group Hizb ut-Tahrir, said spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas.
He said the Pakistani army follows a "zero tolerance policy" for anyone "indulging in such illegal and unauthorized activities." An investigation into Khan is ongoing.
Khan's detainment comes as Pakistan's ties to the United States have been strained over strategy in combating terrorism.FULL STORY
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