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 7, 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'.
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
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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





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.

NCRI - Womens committee - October 7, 2023 - in Podcast
<<Seeking Answers: The Fate of Armita Geravand
As we produce this episode, a young woman is currently fighting for her life in a hospital under a heavy security presence. In today's episode, we will delve into the heart-wrenching details of 16-year-old Armita Geravand’s battle for survival. Her story gained international attention after she was brutally assaulted by a Hijab enforcer. Join us as we explore the latest updates and the unsettling circumstances that have come to light.
Could you provide more details about the incident involving Armita Geravand? What exactly happened on that fateful day? Armita is just 16 years old and a high school student. The unfortunate incident took place on Sunday, October 1st, when Armita and her friends were at a Tehran metro station, preparing to board a subway train. It was at this moment that she reportedly became the victim of an attack by a Morality Police agent, which ultimately led to her falling into a coma due to severe injuries sustained during the incident. The latest information that has come out from the hospital paints a grim picture of her condition. Armita is currently in a state of low consciousness, with unresponsive pupils, and she is in a critical medical condition. As you mentioned earlier, she has suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage and brain death. It's crucial to note that the government's official explanation for her injuries differs significantly from what many suspect. According to the government's narrative, Armita's blood pressure dropped, causing her to faint and hit her head on an iron edge. However, the events that unfolded afterward strongly indicate that she was most likely attacked inside the subway wagon and violently pushed to the ground.
Armita Geravand's friends mentioned that her head was bleeding when she was given CPR at the metro station. What details do we have?
According to witnesses, as Armita and her friends boarded the metro train, a female Hijab enforcer confronted Armita for not wearing a headscarf, which quickly escalated into a verbal altercation. Eyewitnesses claim that the situation took a more disturbing turn when the Hijab enforcer resorted to physical violence, forcefully pushing Armita. The impact of the shove caused Armita to fall to the ground, leading to her losing consciousness. Additionally, witnesses noted that the same Hijab enforcer was spotted lingering near the ambulance that transported Armita to the hospital, which has raised significant suspicions. Armita's friends recounted that when they managed to get her out of the subway car, they noticed that her head was bleeding. At that point, a nurse or doctor at the metro station administered CPR to her. Following this initial medical attention, Armita was swiftly transferred to the Air Force's Fajr Hospital by ambulance. The crucial question that arises here is how someone could sustain such a severe head injury solely from fainting due to low blood pressure. This raises doubts, especially considering that several doctors have publicly endorsed on social media that such head trauma is unlikely to result from a mere fainting episode, suggesting that a physical push was likely involved in Armita's injuries.
The presence of security forces and intelligence agents at the Fajr Hospital has been reported. What does this heavy security presence suggest?
The evacuation of an entire ward at the hospital and its subsequent encirclement by security forces and plainclothes agents strongly suggests a significant level of government involvement in this case. What's particularly alarming is the fact that even Armita's parents are being denied access to see her, which raises serious concerns not only about her well-being but also about the extent to which her medical condition is being controlled and manipulated. A reporter who attempted to prepare a report on this incident was arrested when she went to the hospital. It's important to note that the regime has become increasingly cautious following last year's uprising in response to similar incidents. So, they did release the reporter after several hours in custody. Security forces also visited Armita's high school, where they intimidated and warned the students against giving any interviews or sharing any posts. They have been silenced and barred from speaking with reporters. These actions by the authorities not only prevent the parents from discovering the truth about their daughter but also raise suspicions that they may not announce her death, if and when it occurs.>>

NCRI - Womens committee - October 6, 2023 - in Women's News
<<New details emerge as 16-year-old Armita Geravand is fighting for her life
16-year-old Armita Geravand is still in a coma after being brutally assaulted by a Hijab enforcer early Sunday morning, October 1, 2023. Her condition has not improved. Armita's family is under severe security pressure and they are not allowed to visit their daughter. Her parents and friends are silenced, and banned from reaching out to reporters. Intelligence services have even visited Armita's high school and intimidated the students, ordering them to stay away from news outlets. Her mother was violently arrested on October 4, allegedly after attempting to enter the ICU to see her child.
The 16-year-old Armita Geravand and a couple of her friends boarded a train at Tehran's Shohada Metro Station. Two witnesses have told The Guardian that there was an altercation, which led to Armita's cerebral hemorrhage and loss of consciousness.
Excerpts from The Guardian:
A witness claimed that soon after Armita entered the carriage a female hijab enforcer started arguing with her because she wasn't wearing a headscarf. <The chador-clad woman screamed at her asking her why was she not covered,> the witness told the Guardian. <Armita then told her 'Do I ask you to remove your headscarf? Why are you asking me to wear one?' Their argument then turned violent. The hijab enforcer started physically attacking Armita and ... violently pushed her.>

Hijab enforcer attacks Armita Geravand

Another witness said Armita was still conscious when she fell on the ground. Witnesses claimed they spotted the same hijab enforcer waiting behind the ambulance that took Armita to the hospital. State news has not carried any footage from inside the train itself and offered no explanation on why it hadn't been released. Most train cars on the Tehran metro have multiple CCTV cameras, which are viewable by security personnel. Opposition figures say the clock on the footage shows at least 100 seconds is missing.
[End of excerpts from The Guardian]
Other reports on social media identified the woman accompanying the parents of the 16-year-old Armita Geravand, during their interview at the hospital as Kowsar Jowhari. She is a teacher at Hazrat-e Massoumeh School in Shahriar and a member of the Basij in this city. She is not in any way related to the Geravand family.

Kowsar Jowhari the imposter and Armita Geravand the assaulted

New details emerge as 16-year-old Armita Geravand is fighting for her life
The woman in the inset is Kowsar Jowhari, who falsely posed as a relative during the forced interview by Armita's parents
Amnesty International issued a call on Friday, October 6, urging an investigation of the conditions of Armita Geravand by an independent fact-finding mission while the Iranian government is only trying to cover up.
Let us all pray for the recovery of the innocent 16-year-old Armita Gervand as she is fighting for her life and symbolizing the fate of young Iranian women who want to enjoy their fundamental freedoms.>>
I, Gino d'Artali, I have been deeply grieving and praying since a week now for Armita Geravand; Aylar Haghi; Zahra Hatami and ever since innocent girls and women fall or felt victim to the 'bloodhounds of the regime'

Iranwire - October 6, 2023
<<Iran's Top Sunni Cleric Calls for Justice for Girl in Coma
Molavi Abdulhamid, Iran's most prominent Sunni cleric, used his Friday sermon to urge the country’s authorities to investigate a recent incident that left a 16-year-old girl in a coma, and to bring those responsible to justice. Armita Geravand has been hospitalized since October 1, when she collapsed in a Tehran subway train due to what the authorities called a <drop in blood pressure.> However, a witness has told IranWire that a chador-clad woman <physically assaulted Armita and pushed> her during an altercation over the teenager's lack of head covering. <All Iranian citizens are concerned about her well-being, and the entire world is closely monitoring the news,> Abdulhamid, the outspoken Sunni Friday prayer leader of the southeastern city of Zahedan, said on October 6. <It must be investigated, and those responsible must be held accountable. The only way to appease the public is to ensure that justice prevails and the culprits face consequences,> he added. At the behest of Molavi, Zahedan residents held a silent march in the city after Friday prayers, according to local reports. Molavi has been a key dissenting voice inside Iran since the eruption of nationwide anti-establishment protests in September last year, using his sermons to call for fundamental economic, social and political changes in the country. The monthslong protests were sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in police custody for an alleged head-scarf violation. The authorities responded to the women-led protest movement with a brutal crackdown that has claimed the lives of more than 500 people. Thousands of others have been unlawfully arrested and prosecuted. Zahedan is the capital of Sistan and Baluchistan province, which is home to Iran's Sunni Baluch minority of up to 2 million people. The restive city has seen protest rallies almost every Friday since September 30 of last year, when security forces killed nearly 100 people in the deadliest incident in the nationwide demonstrations.>>

Iranwire - October 6, 2023
<<Witness Says Iranian Girl in Coma Was <Pushed> by Woman
A 16-year-old Iranian girl who has been hospitalized in a coma for five days collapsed after being violently <pushed> by a chador-clad woman in a Tehran subway train because the teenager did not wear a head covering, a witness told IranWire. On the morning of October 1, Armita Geravand and two female friends boarded a subway carriage in Tehran's Shohada station, the witness said. The girls were wearing school uniforms and had headscarves draped over their shoulders. <A middle-aged woman, who was wearing a patterned scarf and a chador, engaged in a dispute with Armita as soon as she entered the train carriage because she didn't wear her headscarf,> the witness said. <After a brief verbal exchange, the middle-aged woman physically assaulted Armita and pushed her, causing her to fall.> Armita's friends took her out of the train before it continued on its route, the witness said, adding that the assailant disembarked at the next station. CCTV footage shared by government-affiliated media showed Armita without a hijab accompanied by two friends walking toward the train from the metro platform. Upon entering the carriage, one of the girls is seen backing off and reaching for the ground, before another girl is dragged unconscious from the cabin. Footage from inside the train has not been released, despite evidence suggesting that the train car had CCTV cameras. Authorities claim that Armita fainted due to a drop in blood pressure, but rights groups say she fell during a confrontation with agents because she was not wearing the mandatory hijab. The human rights group Hengaw said Armita's mother, Shahin Ahmadi, was arrested and that her whereabouts are unknown, suggesting that the authorities fear she does not support the official narrative of the incident.>>

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