Stephen Fry supports Malala, asks fans to sign petition

Updated: Oct 18, 2012, 16:33 PM IST

London: Actor Stephen Fry has extended support to Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by Taliban gunmen for lending her voice to education rights for the girl child.

The 55-year-old actor posted a link of United Nations` Education First campaign on his Twitter page and requested everyone to sign a petition supporting the 14-year-old, reports

"We must add our voices to Malala`s and call for girls` education. Please sign," tweeted Fry.

Malala was Pakistan`s first National Peace Award winner, who was shot by an unidentified gunmen in the country`s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Oct 9.

She is currently being treated in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, Britain.