formerly known as
Women's 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 as especially for the Zan, Zendegi, Azadi uprising in Iran and the struggles of our sisters in other parts of the Middle East. This online magazine that started December 2019 will be published every week. Thank you for your time and interest.
Gino d'Artali
indept investigative journalist
radical feminist and women's rights activist 

August 20, 2023
Preface to the new format of the 'Women's Arab Spring 1.2 Revolt' and the Iran 'Woman, Life, Freedom' movement
pages lay-out

You are now at the Iran 'Woman, Life, Freedom'  section

For the 'Women's Arab Spring 1.2' Revolt news click here





The face of Iran's protests. Her life, her dreams and her death.

In memory of Jina 'Mahsa' Amini, the cornerstone of the 'Zan. Zendagi. Azadi revolution.
16 February 2023 | By Gino d'Artali

And also
Read all about the assasination of the 22 year young Jina Mahsa Amini (Kurdistan-Iran) and the start of the Zan, Zendegi, Azadi (Women, life, freedom) revolution in Iran  2022
and the latest news about the 'Women Live Freedom' Revolution per month in 2023:  October 15 - 1 -- September 30 - 16 -- September 17 - 1 -- August 31 - 18 -- August 15 - 1-- July 31 - 16 --July 15 -1--June 30 - 15--June 15-1--May 31 -16-- May 15-1--April--March--Feb--Jan  

Tribute to KIAN PIRFALA, 9 years old and victim of the Islamic Republic's Savagery 10 years ago.

For all topics below
that may hopefully interest you click on the image:


Updated September 27, 2023


Updated September 6, 2023


Updated September 19, 2023   



Updated September 21, 2023


 Updated September 6, 2023 


Here we are to enter THE IRANIAN WOMEN'S REVOLUTIONISTS against
the supreme leader, the arch-reactionary Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and his placeman president, Ebrahim Raisi. The message of the women when he visited a university is plain: <give way or get lost> in 2023.
  Click here for a total list so far

'Facing Faces and Facts 1-2'  (2022) to commemorate the above named and more and food for thought and inspiration to fight on.
and 'Facing Faces & Facts 3' edited December 2022/March 2023

Dear reader, from here on the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' pages menu will look a bit different and this to avoid too many pop-ups ,meaning the underlined period  in yellow tells you in what period you are and click on another underlinded period to go there. However, when needed a certain topic will be in yellow meaning it's a link to go that topic and will open in a new window. If you dissagree about any change feel more than free to let me know what you think at
This does not count for the  above topics which, when clicked on, will still appear in a pop-up window and for now the 'old' lay-out 'till I worked that all out. Thank you. Gino d'Artali
(Updates October 6, 2023)



Articles about
<<Mahsa Amini's Father: <Everything They Have Said and Shown is Lies>
By Diako Alavi, a journalist from Saqqez and family friend of Mahsa Amini 
Jina Amini, the face of Irans uprising and revolution:

Part 10:  22 - 21 September 2023

Part 11: 28 - 22 September 2023
 Part 12: October 6 - 2 2023

and links to earlier parts
Gino d'artali's opinion: We mourn AND fight!


Please go this page which is dedicated to the coming commeration of Jina Mahsa Amini, heinously murdered by a basij for apparently wearing her hijab wrongfully. Do participate:

Please do read because I wrote some thoughts and reflection about the coming commemoration of the killing of the 22-year-old Jina Mahsa Amini

This call ends October 17, 2023!





Armita Geravand in the CPU
We all grief for the victims of the heinous crimes committed by the 'hijab-guards'
in the past days.
Read the day to day heartbreaking news of the past days:
- 3 - 2 October 2023;
- 4 October 2023;
- 5 October 2023;
- 7 - 6 October 2023

October 6 - 5, 2023
<<Jailed Iranian Activist Mohammadi Wins Nobel Peace Prize...
and <<Jail Terms and More Arrests for Baha’is Across Iran...
and <<More Security Scrutiny and Restrictions at Iran's Kurdistan University...
and <<Kausar Eftekhari sentenced to 5 months in prison...
and <<Jailed Iranian filmmaker Dehaghani Describes Beatings and Threats...
and <<Dozens of Countries Denounce Women's <Systematic> Discrimination in Iran...
and other news 

Cruel regime stories not for the faint of heart:
October 2023
October   2, 2023
Note by Gino d'Artali: The following article is related to the one below it.
<<Poisonings at Iranian University amid Clampdown on Students, Professors...

September, 2023
September 28, 2023
<<Academic Year in Iran Begins with Imprisonment of Teachers, Arbitrary Arrests
September 29 - 26, 2023

<<Women's <Honor> Killings Continued Unabated in Past Year....

Click here for a 'RED ALERT' overview 'till August 2023  

October 4 - 1, 2023
The most tragic news first:
<<Iranian Eighth-Grade Girl Ends Life after School Suspension... , Allah has her soul,
and <<Has Armita Geravand, 16, suffered the fate of Zhina Mahsa Amini?...
and <<Iranian Authorities Urged to Let Journalists Cover Teenager’s Assault...

and as if less tragic because...
<<At least 463 people detained by Iranian security forces in September...
and <<Marzieh Nasseri and Sakineh Parvaneh are sentenced to 11.5 years in prison...
and <<Trial of Amini Family's Lawyer Goes On...
and damn right they're terrorists!! <<UK Lawmakers Call for Revolutionary Guards' Designation as Terror Group...
and more news

September 29 - 26, 2023
and <<Aylar Haghi, a young and brave girl from Tabriz who gave her life for freedom...
and <<Three Relatives of Ailing Political Prisoner Sepehri Arrested...
and <<Samaneh Asghari and others detained on the anniversary of the 2022 uprising...
and Jailed Iranian Activist Sepehri Needs Urgent Heart Surgery...
and <<Iranian Student Imprisoned for Being Concerned by Jailed Mother's Health...
and <<Protesting Workers in Iran Sentenced to Fines, Flogging...
and <<No news received from four women since their arrest in Iran...
and <<Lida receives threats from Iran's intelligence agencies: Those who fight for their freedom will definitely win...
and <<The new academic year in Iran sees strict clothing restrictions for female students
and more news...

and more menu links to news untill September 1, 2023




2-weekly opinion by Gino d'Artali:
Dedicated to the women-led revolution
Note from Gino d'Artali: I'm still in the 40-day mourning period of the death of Jina Amini. 
September 1, 2023
 August 4 - July 15, 2023
July 15 - 1, 2023
June 30 - 15, 2023

June 15 - 9, 2023


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.

Center for Human Rights in Iran -
October 4, 2023
<<Outrage After 16-Year-Old Girl Hospitalized Following Reported Assault by <Hijab Guards>
Journalist Who Interviewed Victim Detained While Interviewing Mother
Like Mahsa Jina Amini Case, Family Under Intense Pressure
Reports of yet another young girl being hospitalized in a coma after being assaulted by a state security unit newly launched to police compliance with women's hijab laws in Iran demand an immediate and strong response from the international community and investigation by the UN's Fact-Finding Mission on Iran. <A year after the killing of Mahsa Jina Amini in Iranian state custody following her arrest over her hijab, and after hundreds of killings by state security forces in the streets during the protests that followed, another young woman is in critical condition and another family in Iran is in the same heart-wrenching situation,> said Hadi Ghaemi, executive director of the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). <The Iranian government's history of violence against women and its culture of impunity cannot be denied,> Ghaemi said. <The international community must join together to impose meaningful and coordinated diplomatic costs on a government that is now regularly killing its citizens in order to silence them.”
Military Hospital Blocks All Visits as Girl Lies Unconscious
On October 1, 2023, a girl identified as 16-year-old Armita Geravand was pulled unconscious out of a Tehran metro car by four people, as shown by video footage published on Iranian state TV. The edited clips eventually cut to her being taken away by emergency first responders. <Based on information that I’ve received, a high school girl was taken to Fajr Air Force Hospital tonight [October 1, 2023]. She was without a headscarf in the metro with her friends and the officers got hold of them and pushed the girl, and her head hit a metal bar and she fainted. At the moment, they don't allow anyone to approach her in the hospital,> tweeted Amsterdam-based Iranian Radio Zamaneh reporter Farzad Seifikaran. Geravand, a Taekwondo athlete, is now being treated in the intensive care unit of the military's Fajr Hospital within a high-security section that has been sealed off to visitors by state security agents. Little is known about the state security unit that allegedly assaulted Geravand, other than unlike the morality police, which police all men and women's behavior and clothing in public, the <Hijab-baan,> which translates to hijab guard, were launched this year in tandem with a new bill expected to soon become law that imposes further punishments on unveiled women. The unit is comprised of individuals hired by the Tehran municipality to enforce hijab-compliance in public areas, including the Tehran metro. On August 7, the Etemad daily reported that 400 of them had been hired by the municipality. CHRI has issued a stark warning that the <Chastity and Hijab Law> not only violates due process rights, denying women in Iran a fair trial before punishment, and exacerbates gender-based discrimination by denying services to <improperly> clad women-it will also breed increased violence against women in the country. It is essential to note that reports of violence against women by state hijab-enforcement units have surfaced in Iran even before the bill officially becomes law. On October 3, after outrage grew on Iranian social media, Iranian state TV released video footage featuring Armita's parents stating that she had suffered an accident, though they never explicitly mention her name. Islamic Republic agents have a documented history of putting individuals and the family members of those detained or abused in state custody under intense pressure, which includes threats of violence and imprisonment, to either remain silent or issue coerced public statements. Iranian state media then typically broadcasts these forced statements, which have been orchestrated by Islamic Republic intelligence agents, to manipulate public opinion. Notably, Shargh newspaper reporter Maryam Lotfi was detained while trying to interview Armita's mother. She was later released. <Girls are subjected to violence on the streets, and then their families are compelled to protect the government responsible for that violence,> Ghaemi said. <The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran should be placed under increased diplomatic isolation until it gets the message that continuing to repress, maim, and kill its young woman is not acceptable to the international community and will carry painful consequences,> Ghaemi added.>>

The mother of Armita Geravand arrested
NCRI - Womens committee - October 5, 2023 - in Women's News
<<The mother of Armita Geravand has been arrested
The mother of Armita Geravand was arrested after a forced TV interview
The clerical regime's security services have violently arrested Shahin Ahmadi, the mother of Armita Geravand, on the evening of Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at the Fajr Hospital, social media reports and human rights groups say. The state-run Tasnim news agency has denied the arrest of the mother of Amita Geravand. Armita Geravand, 16, was allegedly attacked by guidance patrols in a Tehran metro station on Sunday, October 1, shoving her so badly that she suffered head trauma and fell into a coma. Her friends said her head was bleeding when a nurse or doctor at the metro station gave her CPR before she was transferred to the Air Force's Fajr Hospital in an ambulance. Armita Geravand is presently in a coma and hospitalized in the ICU of the Fajr Hospital. An entire ward was evacuated in the Fajr Hospital which was surrounded by intelligence agents, security forces, and plainclothes agents. No one is allowed to see Armita Geravand, even her parents. Her friends who took her to the hospital were under arrest for three days. On October 3, after two days, her parents were interviewed by IRNA TV, saying she had fainted due to a drop in her blood pressure. The interview was carried out in the hospital under the heavy presence of security officials. An unknown woman, identified as <a relative,> was interviewed by the TV saying that the guidance patrol attack on the young woman was a rumor disseminated by enemies of the state. Social media users question the woman's identity and say she was most probably a government agent. In other related news, it has been reported that the <veil watchers> at the metro stations have been withdrawn since Sunday when Armita Geravand was attacked. In addition, the security forces of the Education Ministry (Herasat) and a team of security services went to the Orvat ol-Vosgha School of Art, where Armita Geravand studied. They have reportedly threatened all students and friends of Armita to refrain from posting or sharing any information or photos of her. An electronic newspaper, FARAZ, interviewed Amrita's father, who said he was at work and did not have any information on her daughter who was in a coma. The father's comment has raised many eyebrows! The editor of the newspaper later denied publishing the interview. In the meantime, her friends, Mahla and Fatemeh, were interviewed by IRNA. In unemotional comments, they repeated the regime's narrative of what happened on that early morning, when they were going to school. Meanwhile, the authorities have released a longer and obviously <edited> version of the CCTV footage to prove that no confrontation took place at the metro station. The footage, however, does not contain any footage from inside the wagon, where Armita Geravand <fainted!> The mobile phones of all members of Armita's family have been confiscated by security forces under suspicion of sending any recorded images after the release of Armita's photos in the ICU. Indeed, even if one accepts that Armita Geravand fainted due to a sudden drop in her blood pressure, how could she hit her head so hard to an iron edge in a packed metro wagon while being surrounded by friends and the public?
Medical reports say she has suffered a brain hemorrhage due to a blow to her head. Her chances of survival are unfortunately low. The NCRI Women's Committee repeats the call yesterday by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi urging the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women to promptly inquire about Armita’s condition and dispatch a representative to visit the innocent girl before it becomes too late.>>

Iranwire - October 5, 2023
<<Teenager in Coma: Hijab Enforcers Disappear from Tehran Subway
The incident involving Armita Geravand, a 16-year-old Iranian girl who fell into a coma on October 1, remains a top headline in Iran. Amid widespread reactions on social media to reports that the teenager fell victim of the brutal enforcement of Iran's mandatory headscarf law, there has been a conspicuous absence of <morality> officers in Tehran's metro network. The human rights organization Hengaw said on October 4 that not a single hijab enforcement officer has reported for duty at their workplaces since news emerged that Armita was in a coma.
Some social media users also reported that they have not seen hijab enforcers in metro stations since October 3.
It remains unclear whether this absence is connected to Armita's hospitalization. Since August, Tehran Municipality has publicly announced the hiring of <veilers> to enforce hijab regulations and prevent violators from entering subway trains. On October 4, the release and subsequent deletion by the online newspaper Faraz Daily of an interview with Armita's father sparked suspicion. In the interview, Ahmad Geravand stated, <I don't have much information about Armita's condition. I'm not at the hospital. I'm at work. I haven't heard from Armita for a few days, and I'm not following the news. As far as I know, she is in a coma. That's all I know.> The interview was swiftly removed from Faraz Daily's website, with its editor Maziar Khosravi explaining it had a <significant mistake.> Simultaneously, a CCTV video purportedly showing Armita entering the Shohada metro station and boarding a train was released. Journalist Masoud Kazemi questioned whether the girl in the video is indeed Armita and whether the footage is from the same day as the incident. Meanwhile, as concerns grew over Armita's condition, reports of threats against her friends and relatives began to surface. According to these reports, the Geravand family has been unable to approach the teenager closely and have been warned against sharing information about her condition. It was also revealed that the two girls who were with Armita during the incident were detained for several hours and threatened not to disclose any details. The Coordination Council of Iran Educators said on October 4 that the director of security at the Ministry of Education visited Armita's high school and threatened the teachers not to publish information or photos of the girl online. Security agents from the education department also warned Armita's classmates against sharing any information about her condition. The Islamic Republic's officials maintain that Armita fainted due to <a loss of blood pressure.> The judiciary's Mizan news agency quoted the two girls who accompanied Armita on the day of the incident as saying: <That day everything was normal. We were listening to music, talking and laughing. We boarded the train one by one, but Armita fell backward in less than a second, and her head struck the platform's edge. No one warned us, and no one pushed Armita.> A journalist from Shargh newspaper who had been trying to cover Armita's story by going to the hospital where she is being treated was briefly arrested. Access to the hospital has been restricted by security forces. The incident involving Armita garnered the attention of foreign officials and international media. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the authorities <not to relaunch their vicious censorship machine by detaining and harassing journalists covering this important event.> Germany's Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on social media platform X said: <Once again a young woman in #Iran is fighting for her life. Just because she showed her hair in the subway. It is unbearable.> Hanna Neumann, a German representative in the European Parliament, said: <Another young woman has fallen into a coma due to non-compliance with hijab regulations. Another journalist was threatened for reporting on this matter.> >>

Iranwire - October 5, 2023
<<Iranian University Student Taken to Hospital after Incident with Guards
A female student was taken to hospital after fainting at Tehran University's Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources following a verbal altercation between security guards and a group of students, Iran's students union reported. The report did not give the student's identity or her current condition. But it did say that incidents involving insults, verbal abuse, sexual harassment and class disruptions have occurred multiple times at this faculty since the beginning of the new academic year on September 30. <Some individuals in plainclothes ride motorcycles around the university, directing offensive language toward students,> a students at Tehran University told IranWire. The union also reported that members of the disciplinary committee of Ferdowsi University in the northeastern city of Mashha verbally threatened a Master's student in Western philosophy with expulsion if he refused to confess to an offense he did not commit. Previously, the student, named Mateen Faramarzipour, received a one-year academic suspension. The university referred Faramarzipour to the disciplinary committee on October 3 to respond to new charges. These incidents have raised concerns over the students' safety and the state of academic freedom in Iran. In the weeks leading up to the new academic year, many professors across Iran were dismissed or suspended. While the government has not officially disclosed the number of professors targeted, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Science said that at least 58 university professors have been dismissed since the start of Ebrahim Raisi's presidency in August 2021.>>

Iranwire - October 5, 2023
<<Iranian Authorities Threaten Classmates of Hospitalized Girl
Iranian authorities are subjecting teachers and pupils at Armita Geravand's school to immense pressure as part of efforts to control the information surrounding the hospitalization of the 16-year-old girl. Armita has been in a coma at Fajr Air Force Hospital outside Tehran since October 1, when she sustained a <head trauma> in a Tehran subway station, according to information obtained by IranWire. The authorities say the teenager fainted due to <a loss of blood pressure,> but reports suggest Armita was physically assaulted by hijab enforcement officers. <Today, the Ministry of Education's security director visited Armita Geravand's school and threatened her teachers,> the Coordination Council of Iran Educators said on October 4. <He emphasized that sharing any news or photos of Armita Geravand on social media by her teachers would result in heavy fines and the immediate termination of their contracts.> And on October 2, the council said the security director of the education directorate of Tehran province also went to the school to threaten the teachers and pupils against <sharing any information> about Armita's condition. It also said that Armita's classmates have been coerced into appearing in front of cameras to deny reports she had been beaten by officers. The official IRNA news agency released a video where two of Armita's classmates say she fainted in the subway, repeating the government's version of events. The human rights organization Hengaw, which shared a picture of Armina in her hospital bed, has reported, that the mobile phones of all members of the Geravand family had been seized by security agents.>>

Iranwire - October 5, 2023
<<Dozens of Countries Denounce Women's <Systematic> Discrimination in Iran
More than 40 countries have expressed <serious concern> at the recent adoption of the Chastity and Hijab bill by the Iranian parliament, saying the proposed law <considerably aggravates> punishments for women and girls who do not wear a compulsory headscarf. The bill <also seeks to force non-complying women into an unprecedented social and economic siege, by imposing travel bans, denial of education, of access to health facilities and other public services, and by making it compulsory for private actors, including business owners, to refuse services,> they said in a joint statement delivered to the Human Rights Council in Geneva on October 4. The Chastity and Hijab bill was approved by lawmakers on September 20, just four days after the first anniversary of Mahsa Amini's death while the 22-year-old was in custody for an alleged hijab infraction. Amini's death sparked months of anti-government protests that were brutally repressed by the authorities. Under the draft law, which requires approval by the hardline Guardians Council, women repeatedly failing to wear a headscarf would face prison terms of up to 10 years. <We are also deeply troubled by reports of the use of new artificial intelligence and digital facial recognition technology to surveil, arrest and punish women,> the joint statement backed by Canada, the United States and dozens of other countries reads. <These recent developments only aggravate an already dire situation for women and girls, marked by widespread and systematic discrimination in law and practice, in many aspects of their public and private life.> It also says that women and girls of Iran <should not be treated as second class citizens and must enjoy the full array of their human rights, free from discrimination, surveillance and fear of retribution.> The backers of the text urge the Iranian authorities <to heed to the legitimate claims of protesters, and to abide by its obligations under international law, including in matters of women's rights and gender equality.> >>

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