Czech president, ministers, NGO, applaud choice of Malala as co-winner of Nobel Peace Prize

Czech President Miloš Zeman and members of the government including Education Minister Marcel Chládek applauded the news on Friday that Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai had been chosen as a joint-winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, along with Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi. The president, through his spokesman, said it was a message for young people to escape the shackles of intolerant organisations like the Taliban. The 17-year-old activist, the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban last year. The Czech NGO People in Need also applauded the decision by the Nobel Prize Committee, suggesting it was an excellent choice.

Author: Jan Velinger