A tribute to YPJ member Alina Sanchez (Lêgerîn Çiya) was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The young woman lost her life on 17 March following a car accident in Hesêke.

The tribute was organised by the Kurdistan Women Solidarity Committee and the Kurdish Women Movement in Latin America and was celebrated at the ATE (State Workers Association).

On Sunday 6 May, some 500 people filled the auditorium of the association to pay their tribute to the Argentinian doctor Alina Sánchez. Her family, representatives of women political and human rights organisations, deputies, representatives of the Plaza de Mayo Mothers, as well as members of the solidarity committees with Kurdistan from different parts of Argentina, joined the event. Students and friends of Alina who studied with her in Cuba were also there.

During the tribute there were speeches, messages of struggle, memories and stories about Alina. Her commitment and example were in every word said at the ceremony, as well as the pledge to carry on her work as a way to remember her.

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