Malala, Drones and looking behind the headlines

18.10.2012 - Silvia Swinden

Malala, Drones and looking behind the headlines
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We report here on little known facts about Malala Yousufzai, the courageous teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting women’s education. Craig Murray, former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan, now committed Human Rights campaigner, has been doing some research.

When Malala was 12 she was interviewed on BBC World:

“Malala: “I want to be a doctor but my father told me you have to be a politician. But I don’t like politics.”
Father: “My daughter can be better than a doctor.”

Moreover Craig points out that there are many children killed or injured by drones from “our side” in Pakistan. But those injured are not flown to the UK for specialist treatment.

According to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism research, at least 168 children have been killed by drones.

Read the full article by Craig Murray here

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