French YPG fighter Farid Medjahed commemorated in Marseille
Farid Medjahed lost his life on 6 October while participating in a SDF-led operation against the DAESH mercenaries in Deir ez-Zor.
YPG French fighter Farid Medjahed (Şahin Qereçox) was commemorated in Marseille.
He lost his life on 6 October while participating in a SDF-led operation against the DAESH mercenaries in Deir ez-Zor.
Medjahed's family, friends and many Kurds joined the commemoration organized at the Center for Democratic Society Center in Marseille.
A photo of Medjahed, as well as a YPG flag and a photo of Abullah Öcalan, the Kurdish People's Leader, were hung into the hall where the memorial was held.
Salih Azad from the Kurdish Center's Foreign Relations Commission made a speech in commemoration of Medjahed, after a minute silence to pay tribute to all other fighters who lost their lives in Rojava.
Azad said that Medjahed had fought for a just world and fell as a martyr of Kurdistan.
Speaking after Azad, the father of Farid said: ''Farid could have lived a different life if he wanted. He had all the means for that. He became a professor. But he chose to fight for a just world. He could not accept injustice. He valued all human being. He valued humanity”.
Kurdish politician Xebat Öcalan also joined the memorial and expressed the Kurdish people condolences to the family. He said Medjahed lost his life fighting for all humanity and his example and name will remain in people’s minds and hearts.
Following the memorial, ANF spoke to Medjahed's brother, cousin and childhood friend.
Younes Medjahed (brother): Farid was a great thinker. He valued humanity. He believed in a just world. He didn't like violence. Even as a child, he was interested in revolution. He was impressed by Che Guevara and Gandhi. He had a humanist mind. He loved to protect peoples and children.
Suad Boukasem (cousin): Farid always had a human attitude. He had this posture when he was a kid. He liked to help others. He tried to see the good side in everyone.
Asia Ouahrani (childhood friend): Farid was very important to everyone. He always thought one step ahead of us. He was trying to think and live like the people who suffered to understand the difficult conditions in which they were forced to lived. Humanity was always his way.