Alina Sanchez, a martyr of humanity

Latin American internationalist Alina Sanchez has lost her life in a traffic accident while going to Hasakah to attend meetings with NGOs working on health. Since 2011 she was part of the struggle for the liberation of the Kurdish people.

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the death of Alina Sanchez, also known as Legêrîn Çiya.

Born and raised in Argentina, Şehîd Legêrîn aspired to become a doctor, as well as a fighter and defender of the poor and oppressed.

After getting in contact with the Kurdish movement she decided to leave her homeland to dedicate her life helping the people of Kurdistan.

Şehîd Legêrîn was best known for the incredible warmth, kindness and care she treated everyone she met with, and for her great passion and loyalty she had for the Kurdish cause. She did every task, big and small, with passion no matter how difficult.

Şehîd Legêrîn continues to inspire and affect people even in death. She lives on in the Kurdish people’s memory as an extraordinary example of what a true revolutionary should be like.