formerly known as
Womens Liberation Front


Welcome to, formerly known as.Womens Liberation Front.  A website that hopes to draw and keeps your attention for  both the global 21th. century 3rd. feminist revolution as well and a selection of special feminist artists and writers.

This online magazine will be published evey month and started February 2019 1st. 2019. Thank you for your time and interest.

Gino d'Artali
indept investigative journalist,
radical feminist and activist










                                                                                                            CRYFREEDOM 2019/2020

Unfortunately this is a new part of the Zan, Zendagi, Azadi revolution i.e. JINA-FFF meaning FacingFaces and Facts. And the real name of Jhina was Jina Mahsa Amini.
Below you will find the gruesome menu and when you click here it'll bring you when I started FFF.

Gino d'Artali
Indept investigative journalist


When one hurts or kills a women
one hurts or kills hummanity and is an antrocitie.
Gino d'Artali
and: My mother (1931-1997) always said to me <Mi figlio, non esistono notizie <vecchie> perche puoi imparare qualcosa da qualsiasi notizia.> Translated: <My son, there is no such thing as so called 'old' news because you can learn something from any news.>
Gianna d'Artali
Read all about the assasination of the 22 year young Jhina Mahsa Amini or Zhina Mahsa Amini (Kurdistan-Iran) and the Zan, zendagi, Azadi  (Women, life, freedom) revolution in Iran  2022-'23
and the ZZA Revolution per month: 
May--April--March--Feb--Jan 2023
covering the period of the 'Women Life Freedom' revolution in 2023 and with links to the period of  the murdering of Jina Mahsa Amini
on September 2022 'till December 2022.. 

updated 12 May 2023


TORTURED (to death)    



Update 9 - 4 May 2023

3 May - 28 April 2023
26 -21 April 2023
14 - 8 April 2023
6 - 4 April 2023

28 - 13 March 2023
16 - 13 March 2023
10 - 6 March 2023

Update: BLINDED Part 10 - may-march-2023 
BLINDED Part 9 -mei-april-2023-various-crimes.htm
BLINDED (Part 8  25-17 April 2023 and 23 February 2023)

BLINDED Part 7 - 12 April 2023
BLINDED (Part 6 - 5 April 2023
BLINDED (Part 5 - 7 February 2023-
 'Eye of the dragon'

BLINDED (Part 4 - 28 - 20 March 2023)
BLINDED (Part 3 - 17 - 13 March and 17 February  2023)

BLINDED (Part 2 - 10 - 3 March and 17 January 2023)
BLINDED (Part 1 - 27 -18 February 2023)

Womens news agency
17 Jan 2023
<<Brave Iranian women lose their eyes, but their hearts still beat for Iran
Ghazal Ranjkesh: I still haven't seen the day I <must> see; I know it's close, very close
Many inspiring moments have been created during the Iran uprising, which has continued relentlessly for four months. From bereaved but proud parents who celebrate the death of their children for the freedom of their country besides their tombs, to women and girls who cry out <Martyrs never die> at the graves of their husbands and fathers, to the brave Iranian women who despite losing their eyes and vision are still seeking the liberation of their people and their country.>>

Note from Gino d'Artali: see in the article a photograph depicting Ghazal Ranjkesh: <I still haven't seen the day that I <must> see, I know it's close. Very close>...

Jinha - Womens news center
10 March 2023
<<At least 17 children killed by Iranian forces, Baloch activists' group says
News Center- The Baloch Activists Campaign, a Baloch activists' campaign group based in Sistan and Baluchestan Province of Iran, has announced that at least 17 children were killed in the province by Iranian forces. The group has also announced that 15 people have lost their eyes due to the attacks of the security forces. On September 30, 2022, Iranian security forces opened fire on protesters, violently cracked down on protesters in Zahedan and later opened fire on worshipers holding the Friday Prayers in the Jameh Mosque of Makki. In the massacre, also known as <Bloody Friday>, more than 100 people were killed, more were injured and dozens were arrested.>>

Iranwire - By Aida Ghaidar
11 March 2023
<<Blinding As A Weapon (21): The Victory Of Light Over Darkness
In the series of reports <Blinding As A Weapon,> IranWire presents the victims' stories told in their own words. Some have posted their stories, along with their names and pictures, on social media. Others, whose real names shall not be disclosed to protect their safety, have told their stories to IranWire, which can make their identities and medical records available to international legal authorities. This is the story of Ali Tahoneh, a 34-year-old man who lost his job after sustaining serious injuries on both eyes during protests in the city of Karaj. Despite the odds, he regained some vision, but he remains haunted by the memory of wounded children.
<I asked, 'Is sadness visible in the eyes?' And you said that sometimes it can be seen, and sometimes it cannot.> Tahoneh posted this exert of a radio broadcast on his Instagram page almost four months after sustaining eye injuries. The young man lives in Karaj, near Tehran, but he is originally from Ahwaz, in the south. After his father died many years ago due to illness, he dropped secondary school to enter the job market and financially support his mother and sister. For a living, the child moved 18-kilogram oil drums or 70-kilogram sacks of pistachios in Ahvaz, which experiences extreme heat in summers and harsh winters. As Tahoneh grew older, he developed new skills during his two-year mandatory military service, which allowed him to start a car repair business, with a specializa-tion in hydraulic power steering systems. Despite rapid inflation, his clients say he was compassionate, giving discounts or even working for free, but he was still able to cover rent, taxes as well as living expenses for the family. But Tahoneh's eye injuries forced him to stay at home, just when he was starting to pay off his debts.
They Shot to Kill
It happened in Karaj late on September 22, in the early days of nationwide protests triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of morality police. Tahoneh and his friends were partici-pating in a protest when dozens of fully armed security forces confronted the chanting crowds. In a parking lot, riot police fire shots in his direction as he tried to help an old man lying on the ground covered in blood. Some of the pellets hit his head and hand, and he sought shelter in a dead-end alley amid tear gas smoke. An officer pointed a gun at him with a green laser light that hurt his eyes. The agent fired and Tahoneh collapsed on the ground, unable to see any-thing. The security forces were approaching him when the sounds of protesters grew louder and closer, forcing the officers to flee. A local resident found Tahoneh in the dead-end alley and helped him. Even-tually, his friends took him to a Tehran hospital where he underwent three surgeries in the span of 10 days. <During that period, we saw several children who had been shot in the eyes during protests,> one of his friends said. <Despite their young age, they were forced to endure excruciating pain and wait for treatment. It was heart-wrenching seeing their eyes drained.> The eye surgery was success-ful, and Tahoneh eventually regained his vision despite a difficult recovery process. For five months, he slept on his stomach in a dark room, lost weight and had to avoid stress to prevent further damage to his eyes.>>
Read more here about another heroes' story:

7 March 2023
By Aida Ghajar
<<Blinding As A Weapon (20): Babayi, The Birdwatcher Who Sacrificed An Eye
As IranWire has reported, hundreds of Iranians have sustained severe eye injuries after being hit by pellets, tear gas cannisters, paintball bullets or other projectiles used by security forces amid a bloody crackdown on mainly peaceful demonstrations. Doctors say that, as of now, at least 580 protesters have lost one or both eyes in Tehran and in Kurdistan alone. But the actual numbers across the country are much higher. The report concluded that such actions by the security forces could constitute a <crime against humanity,> as defined by Article 7 of the Rome Statute.
This is the story of Helia Babayi, or <Heli,> a young woman who plays the traditional string instrument tar, loves nature and is a birdwatcher. She lost her left eye during protests in Isfahan province.
<Hello. I am Heli. Birdwatcher. Wildlife love....Environmental semi-activist. Instrumentalist. Narrator. Salsa dancer.> This is how Babayi introduces herself on her Instagram page. When browsing through her posts, one video shot in a room decorated with relief work of ancient Persian figures catches the eyes. She is sitting on a chair with an ankle bracelet, wearing a skirt imprinted with musical notations and playing a well-known tune. Shot at Close Range
On December 22, 2022, Helia first wrote about that fateful night. It was a few days before the stitches on her cornea were to be removed. She did not know whether her injured eye would return to its normal shape. It all happened on October 26: <They had put up the fences in the mall. People were escaping from bloodthirsty space aliens wearing military uniforms. I was listening to a gentleman who was saying that pellets had missed his leg, and I was imagining what it would be like to be hit with pellets. Is it like in action movies when the guy is hit and sprawls on the ground? Everything was quiet. I turned toward the fence. A space alien with a light-colored military uniform was standing behind the fence. I think we were two or three meters apart. I could not see his face because he was holding his shotgun in front of his face and its barrel was protruding from the green fences in the mall. It was right in front of my face. The same guy whose god was merciful and compassionate .... and BANG!> Heli saw a flash of light, a whitish yellow light. The impact was so strong that she could not feel her eye or, perhaps, <felt it more strongly than ever.>. Then she fell. The first thing that she did was to touch her necklace, a necklace inscribed with the words, <Be Brave.> And the first voice she heard was her own: <Dad, I'm blinded!> She was afraid that she could no longer see nature and the birds. Heli's father came to her help. He lifted the young woman and took her to a bathroom to wash her face. She was afraid to look in the mirror: <I was afraid that it would be horrible, but I did look for a few short moment....Fortunately, I could see nothing of my face because it was covered with blood....That night blood covered the eyes of many people.> Helie was taken to hospital in a black car. She never saw that face of the man who had rushed to help. It was a 20-minute ride to the hospital. Her eye, her lips, her shoulders and her chest were on fire. Heli was suffering from Covid-19 as well and, that night, with each cough, the broken pieces of her glasses moved around and worsened the injury in her cornea. She grabbed her father's hand and stayed silent. <If one drop of these people's blood must be shed then it must be my blood, too,> she wrote.>>
Read more here:

6 March 2023
By Ghaida
<<Blinding As A Weapon (19): The Man Who Turned His Shooter Into A Poem
As IranWire has reported, hundreds of Iranians have sustained severe eye injuries after being hit by pellets, tear gas cannisters, paintball bullets or other projectiles used by security forces amid a bloody crackdown on mainly peaceful demonstrations. Doctors say that, as of now, at least 580 protesters have lost one or both eyes in Tehran and in Kurdistan alone. But the actual numbers across the country are much higher. The report concluded that such actions by the security forces could constitute a <crime against humanity,> as defined by Article 7 of the Rome Statute. IranWire has explored this question more deeply in an interview with prominent human rights lawyer Professor Payam Akhavan, special advisor to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and former member of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. In this series of reports, IranWire presents the victims' stories told in their own words. Some have posted their stories, along with their names and pictures, on social media. Others, whose real names shall not be disclosed to protect their safety, have told their stories to IranWire. IranWire can make their identities and medical situations available to international legal authorities. This is the story of Ali Velayati, a 24-year-old man who had to work since he was 14. He lost an eye during the first week of protests triggered by the September death of Mahsa Amini, as well as his job. Among his Instagram posts, one poem catches the eye: <You shot at my eyes/ You knew not that shooting does not end the turmoil/ But do not worry/ I will draw another world/ on the dark of my pupil/ This time though/ I will create you/ as a poem> A video shared on social media show protesters in the streets of Narmak on that evening, shouting slogans against the Islamic Republic. Velayati and his friends participated in protests in previous nights as well. Narmak district was one of the first areas that were rocked by protests.
A White Flash, then Darkness
It was around 10 p.m. when security forces, both on foot and on motorcycles, rushed toward the unarmed protesters. Velayati was shot in the torso and the legs by an agent who was sitting on the backseat of a motorcycle. The young man saw a white flash, fell and lost consciousness. <When we were going out to protest, we thought we might get arrested or killed, but we didn't know they would shoot us with pellets,> says a friend who also participated in the demonstration. Velayati's friends and other protesters brought him to the home of a local resident who had opened his door.
According to Velayati's friend, he passed out several times. After being rejected from several hospitals, he was finally admitted in one where he was told that a pellet was lodged just 1 millimeter from his brain.
Two Surgeries, 20 Days in a Dark Room
A friend of Velayati says that his treatment has cost more than 50 million tomans up until now. He has had two surgeries to make his eye appear normal and is waiting for his third one. To prevent the retina from getting detached, silicone oil has been injected into the eye, but this oil must now be extracted because the iris is turning white, according to this friend. Velayati must now undergo laser surgery to prevent the detachment of the retina.
However, Velayati can drive his motorcycle for short distances and socialize with his friends. He also continues to post on his Instagram page. The young man does not need an eyepatch but continues to wear one.>>
Read his complete corageous story here:

3 March 2023
By Solmaz Eikdar
<<Blinding As A Weapon (18): <They Robbed My Eye, Not My Voice>
This is the story of a young man of 26 who lost his left eye in the first days of the nationwide protests triggered by the September death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of morality police. Despite his ordeal, he remains defiant: <I'm still a protester. They robbed me of my eye, but they cannot rob me of my voice.>
Like other young men and women of his generation, he was unhappy with corruption, poverty and inequality, and on September 20, 2022, four days after Amini's death, he became a <protester.> In the afternoon of that day, he was returning home from work when he came across a demonstration on Tehran's Keshavarz Boulevard: <Women were at the forefront. I felt that I belonged there, and I joined them.> <We were shouting slogans when masked motorcyclists rushed toward us. They played with the accelerator to make loud noises and frighten us, but we were not frightened because we were now protesters.> He makes a distinction between <protesting> and being a <protester:> <We all have been protesting for 40 years but a protester is different. Somebody might protest by grumbling, but becoming a protester means going to the street, shouting and paying the price for it.> The day he joined the protesters he was aware he might be arrested, injured or even killed, but he accepted the risks: <I became a protester on the day I wasn't frightened by the sounds made by the altered exhaust pipes of the plainclothesmen's motorcycles and shouted, 'Death to the dictator' even louder.>
Then the shooting started.
At around 4 p.m., groups of protesters started gathering along Keshavarz Boulevard. Internet services were frequently interrupted, but eyewitnesses reported that the security forces in central areas of Tehran were firing teargas, paintballs and pellets at the demonstra-tors. On Keshavarz Boulevard, the protests grew, and protesters kept shouting slogans against the regime and its supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, calling him <our disgrace.> <
Protesters pulled out the fences in the middle of the boulevard to create obstacles in the path of the security forces. Fires were lit to weaken the effects of teargas. And our young man lost his left eye.
<I Think about Nothing Else but their Downfall> <Five pellets went right into my eye....Nothing remains of my eye. The pupil and the retina were shredded. Right now, I have an artificial cornea in my eye.> The young man speaks with a lump in his throat, and it is difficult to distinguish his words. Now, he says, he is going to take good care of his remaining eye to be able to witness the downfall of the Islamic Republic: <I really want to see them go. I think about nothing else but their downfall.> Other protesters took him to hos-pitals, but they didn't admit him. In one hospital, the injured esca-ped when security agents raided the wards. Protesters say that many hospital staff did their best to treat the injured, and some even refu-sed to receive any payment. But ongoing investigations by IranWire show that most hospitals were either under the control of security forces or medical staff were afraid to admit injured protesters. The young man was denied emergency care and was forced to return home, where he spent the whole night with the intense pain caused by the pellets in his eye. He finally underwent eye surgery on November 1, 2022, 40 days after being shot.
<I'm Hungry but I Kept my Honor>
<I have lost my eye but not my audacity as a protester.>
The young man continues to participate in street protests. He says he has turned the anger and the grief over the lost eyes of hundreds of protesters into a motivation for fighting on, pulling off the mullahs' turbans and attending the mourning ceremonies for those killed. Being a protester does not stop there. He says he has resigned from his government job and has given up his benefits: <I felt that my honor would be damaged if I continued to work there. I could not take it anymore. After I recuperated, I went there and submitted my resignation. I gave up my insurance and had to pay for my treatment out of my own pocket, but I did get out of there.> <You know how the economic situation is,> he says. <Sometimes I have to do with only one meal a day. I'm hungry but I kept my honor.> >>
Read his full story here:

3 March 2023
<<Blinding as a Weapon: An Ophthalmological Review
Over many months of protests, Iranian demonstrators have been assaulted, arrested, and, in some cases, have lost their lives. Violent crowd control methods have been reported since protests began in September 2022, including the firing of metal pellets, an indiscriminate and brutal practice that does not just injure; it maims.
When individuals are shot in the head with metal pellets, sometimes dozens of times, eye wounds are inevitable. As this IranWire report shows, these painful injuries can cost a person their appearance, sight, and even their eyes. In Iran, reports of injured eyes among demonstrators and bystanders are not uncommon, but it's hard to quantify exactly how often they occur. Fear of further consequences may prevent victims from seeking immediate medical care, and, in some cases, doctors may be hesitant to treat the wounds of protesters. But the fact that eye patches have become a symbol of pride among demonstrators in Iran shows a clear link between the demonstrations and blinding as a weapon to suppress these protests. This report is an attempt to document a small portion of these injuries. IranWire is aware of more than 50 serious eye injuries sustained by protestors and bystanders over the past five months. Around a dozen individuals have provided their medical records for this report. With the help of three independent ophthalmologists, we have reviewed these records and compiled a comprehensive medical report. Our cohort includes men and women, adults and children, demonstrators and bystanders. Mostly under 40, these patients will feel the effects of their injuries for decades. The youngest - a five-year-old shot in the head some twenty times with metal pellets - will never see from her left eye again. The ophthalmologists' invaluable efforts provide context to largely opaque and often sparse medical records, full of acronyms and technical terms unknown to most of us. As a result, the experts have given our report a fuller sense not just of how seriously each patient has been injured but of how these injuries will fundamentally affect their lives.>>
Read the article and the experts report here:

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