The family of a Kurdish female fighter was finally able to bury their daughter, after they started a justice vigil against authorities who declined to hand over her dead body, Mezopotamya News reported on Saturday.
Hatice Ay and two others were killed on 19 September in Dicle District of Kurdish populated Diyarbakır in southeast Turkey by Turkish armed drones.
The Institute of Forensic Medicine declined to give the family the body of their daughter, who was a fighter of Free Women’s Units (YJA STAR).
Ay’s mother and brother started a justice vigil in front of Diyarbakır courthouse as a result and the authorities agreed to hand over Ay’s body to her family late on Friday.
Ay’s body was then taken to Kulp district of Diyarbakır by a convoy that included Kurdish politicians and was finally laid to rest after a ceremony that saw the people gathered chanting “martyrs don’t die”.