Malala Airlifted to UK for Treatment

UAE sponsors transfer of girl shot by Taliban

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 15, 2012 2:19 AM CDT | Updated Oct 15, 2012 7:31 AM CDT

(Newser) – Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban for campaigning for education for girls, has been sent to Britain for treatment, the Pakistani military says. Malala, who is in stable condition but still unconscious, flew out of Pakistan this morning, reports the AP. The military says she will need intensive "neuro rehabilitation" after bones in her skull are repaired. The United Arab Emirates paid for the air ambulance being used to transport the girl to the UK.

A supporter of Pakistani political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement holds a poster of  14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai during a rally in Karachi to condemn the attack.
A supporter of Pakistani political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement holds a poster of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai during a rally in Karachi to condemn the attack.   (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
Pakistani students hold pictures of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai during a protest condemning the attack in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.
Pakistani students hold pictures of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai during a protest condemning the attack in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.   (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
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