Sir Nicholas Winton presents award to Malala Yousafzai

Sir Nicholas Winton presents award to Malala Yousafzai

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Lucy Golding

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Sir Nicholas Winton presents award to Malala Yousafzai

Maidenhead hero Sir Nicholas Winton has expressed his joy at presenting a prestigious human-rights award to Malala Yousafzai.

Sir Nicholas Winton presenting the Anna Politovskaya Award to Malala Yousafzai

Malala, 16, was shot in the head by the Taliban as she campaigned for women's education in 2012.

She was presented with the 2013 Anna Politovskaya Award on Friday last week at Southbank's Queen Elizabeth Hall.

The award, in honour of Russian journalism Anna Politkoycskya who was assassinated in 2006, celebrates outstanding female human rights defenders who work in conflict zones.

Sir Nicholas, who lives in Pinkneys Green, Maidenhead, is know as the 'British Schindler' for rescuing more than 600 mainly Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War in 1939.

Nicholas and Malala are the youngest and oldest people to ever be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Malala received the award on merit of her bravery and courage as she continues her campaign, despite the daily threats that face her.

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