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 as especially for the Zan, Zendagi, Azadi uprising in Iran and the struggles of our sisters in Afghanistan.

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

Gino d'Artali
indept investigative journalist
radical feminist and activist









                                                                                                            CRYFREEDOM 2019/2020

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 Jhina Mahsa Amini or Zhina Mahsa Amini (Kurdistan-Iran) and the Zan, zendagi, Azadi (Women, life, freedom) revolution in Iran  2022
and the ZZA Revolution per month:  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 7 April 2023


Unveiled And Unbroken, Woman's Revolution In Iran.
The 'witch-hunting' on the unveiled has started:


Update: 20 - 17 April 2023


Update:  BLINDED (Part 8  19-17 April 2023 and 23 February 2023)  

UPDATES: LINKS 2 'Blinding as a weapon' (menu to the right) AND 'Biological terror attacks' (menu to the left) go here: 
Gino d'Artali
Indept investigative journalist


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

This is how the Iranian basiji shoot with pellets at especially girls and women and how they hang now martyrs of the women-led revolution.

14 - 13 April 2023
<<Iran's Top Sunni Cleric Blasts Country's <Closed-Minded> Leadership>....

and more news

13 - 12 April 2023

Imprisoned Ali Bahrampour:<They harassed us as much as possible and did not provide dinner for the entire hall, or lunch for example. When there were 350 people, they only brought food for 100. The prison had a store, but they didn't open it for five days, preventing us from even buying an egg,>....

and more news

12 -10 April 2023
Sepideh Qoliyan: <I do not trust in any decision of the prescriptive and show courts of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which have ordered the execution of the revolutionaries,> ....
 <Khamenei the Zahhak! We'll take you down into the grave,>.... 

and more news

10 - 7 April 2023
<<The Power of Civil Disobedience against the Islamic Republic....
<<Iranian heroines whose epic resistance saved Ashraf....

7 - 6 April 2023
<Mass protests in Iran: We will continue to take to the streets....

and more news


April 6 - 4 2023
Opinion by Gino d'Artali: I'm on the brink of becoming a Muslim, that is to say, a Sunni Muslim because during the past six months reporting about the 'Zan, Zendagi, Azadi' revolution I learned quiete well that the shia's are fascists with no respect for anybody from another religious believe nor do not accept equality between men and women.

and more news....

April 3 2023

<Literate and semi-literate villagers feel that the regime is <doomed to fall apart.>....

and more news....

April 3 1 2023
<<Forced hijab is not a principle of Islam, but the Islamic Republic's officials have ruled that women without a head covering are <breaking the law,> something Iranian women have opposed since the early days after the 1979 revolution brought Iran's clerical rulers to power.
There can be little doubt that the government of the Islamic Republic will be the ultimate loser of the turmoil. But during the unrest, it might deliberately promote criminal acts by one group of citizens against another, inflicting irreparable damage to Iranian society.>....


and more news....

31 - 30 March 2023
<<Iranian school manager: The new generation will replace the dictator's shadow with the light of freedom ....
and more news....

Click here for the 2022 'Chapters'




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.

Note by Gino d'Artali: The Zan, zendagi, azadi!> (Women, life, freedom)  will only then end when khamenei and his puppets i.e. the morality police, the basijis and the irgc give way or go away!!
So here is where the protests continue and I'll continue to inform you about it. That's my pledge.

Iranwire - April 14 2023
<<Iranian Football Federation Thwarts Bid to Allow Women in Stadium
Iran's Premier League football club Malavan Bandar Anzali FC says the national football federation has rejected its request to host female fans in its stadium for a match against Tractor FC on April 15. The club of Bandar Anzali, in northern Iran, apologized to its female fans on April 14 for their continued exclusion from Sirous Ghayeghran stadium. For more than four decades, Iran-s clerical establishment has opposed the idea of women being allowed in stadiums with male fans. But the president of the football federation, Medi Taj, has claimed in an interview that women would be allowed to attend matches starting this week. After the announcement, Malavan Bandar Anzali FC asked the authorities' permission to host female fans in its stadium for the match against Tractor FC. The club said it had received permission from the Provincial Security Council. In 2019, a football fan named Sahar Khodayari died after setting herself on fire over fears that she would be jailed for trying to attend a match while wearing a disguise.>>
Opinion by Gino d'Artali: For His Holy Allah And Sahar Khodayari (PIC) His and her sake: the Islam is about living peacefully together.

Iranwire - April 14 2023
Sunni Cleric's Office: Fridays in Baluchistan are <Bloodier> than in Jerusalem
The office of a prominent Iranian Sunni cleric who has been missing for four months accused the Islamic Republic of hypocrisy, saying that it is organizing rallies in support of the Palestinians while cracking down on its own people. A statement published by Molavi Abdulghaffar Naqshbandi's office called the state-sanctioned annual rallies marking Quds (Jerusalem) Day on April 14 a <spectacle.> Abdulghaffar Naqshbandi is the Friday prayer leader of the city of Rask in the south-eastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan, which is home to Iran's Sunni Baluch minority of up to 2 million people. His whereabouts have remained unknown since he traveled to the north-eastern city of Mashhad on December 12 after he was issued a summons to attend a hearing at a special clerical court. Abdulghaffar Naqshbandi had confirmed the September 27 rape of a 15-year-old Baluch girl by a police commander in the province. Three days after the rape, security forces killed nearly 100 people who were protesting outside a police station in the provincial capital, Zahedan, after Friday prayers. Four security forces also lost their lives. Abdulghaffar Naqshbandi's office published its latest statement on the day tens of thousands of Iranians marched in cities across Iran to mark Quds Day. <Fridays in Baluchistan are bloodier than in Jerusalem,> the statement reads. <Your deception and hypocritical slogans have faded. Our people have recognized the real Jerusalem and Israel,> it added. <Come to Zahedan on Fridays and see with your own eyes the coffins of Jerusalem people in front of the sticks of the Israeli hands,> it said, referring to the victims of Iranian security forces and Iran's armed forces. According to sources in Sistan and Baluchistan, the Friday prayer leader of Rask might have been arrested by the intelligence agency of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Since his disappearance, residents of Rask and other towns across the province have been holding demonstrations every Friday calling for his release, among other demands.>>

Iranwire - April 14 2023
Iran's Top Sunni Cleric Blasts Country's <Closed-Minded> Leadership
Iran's most prominent Sunni cleric again used his Friday sermon to preach religious tolerance and to criticize the policies of the country's Shia leadership, amid popular calls for the overthrow of the Islamic Republic. The ideologies of those <closed-minded individuals who hold positions of power> have <hindered progress and led to irrational decisions,> Molavi Abdulhamid, the Sunni Friday prayer leader of the south-eastern city of Zahedan, said on April 14. The 76-year-old cleric said that Iranians should be allowed to choose their rulers, emphasizing that no one is appointed by God other than Prophet Mohammad himself. <All officials, regardless of their position, should be appointed by the people rather than God,> he said, in an apparent taunt to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. He emphasized the people's demand for freedom and justice and warned that those who execute anti-government protesters will be <punished on Judgment Day.> <No one should think of destroying others,> he said, adding that Islam <is the religion of tolerance, interaction and peace.> Molavi has been a key dissenting voice inside Iran since the eruption of nationwide protests in September 2022 demanding fundamental economic, social and political changes. Zahedan is the capital of Sistan and Baluchistan, home to Iran's Sunni Baluch minority of up to 2 million people. In his latest Friday sermon, Molavi blamed the Islamic Republic for a wave of poisonings that has affected girls' schools over the past months, saying, <People do not accept your claim and believe that the poisonings are deeply rooted in the system.> <The culprit must be connected to an organization capable of attacking multiple schools in a single day. Regardless of whether the perpetrators is from within or outside the government, he must be identified and stopped by force,> he said. Molavi expressed <surprise> over the fact that those behind the poisonings have not been identified, since the country's security apparatuses are using sophisticated surveillance systems to identify violators of the Islamic Republic's mandatory headscarf rules. He also criticized the government's discriminatory policies toward Afghan immigrants, including the closure of prayer halls for Afghans in some cities. After prayers, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Zahedan for a silent march out of respect for the month of Ramadan. Internet monitor NetBlocks reported a <significant disruption> to connectivity in the city, calling the incident <the latest in a cycle of internet shutdowns targeting anti-government protests during Friday prayers.> Zahedan residents have been holding protest rallies every Friday since September 30, when security forces killed nearly 100 people, in the deadliest incident so far in the nationwide demonstrations triggered by the September death of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, in police custody.>>
Read more here:

Jinha - Womens News Agency - April 14 2023
<<People continue to hold protests in Iran and Rojhilat
News Center- The nationwide protests that sparked in Iran and Rojhilat following the killing of Jina Mahsa Amini in Tehran by Iran's so-called <morality police> have continued for seven months. Yesterday, people took to the streets in many cities, chanting anti-regime slogans and drawing anti-regime slogans on walls. Last night, people took to the streets of Kermanshah and Eslamabad-e Gharb to protest the regime despite all the obstacles of the Intelligence Organization of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The protesters set fire to many state buildings.
Leaflets distributed
People also took to the streets in many cities such as Zahedan, Tehran, Isfahan and Izeh. Chanting anti-regime slogans, the protesters also distributed leaflets calling on people to take to the streets against the regime.>>

Iranwire - April 14 2023 - By Sina Ghanbarpour
<<An Iranian Family Rocked by Death and Incarceration of two Brothers
The Bahramian family from the city of Semirom, in the central Iranian province of Isfahan, has faced increasing pressure from security agencies for months. One of its members, Morad, was killed by security forces during protests in the city in mid-November. His brother Fazel has not been officially charged since he was taken into custody on January 1, and his family has since been unable to see him. Based on the information obtained by IranWire, government institutions are threatening the family to link the man to the alleged death of a member of the paramilitary Basij force for the sole purpose of exerting pressure on the Bahramians, a respected family in Semirom.
Everything Started on November 16
The Bahramians' ordeal started on November 16, when Semirom was hit by angry protests against the Islamic Republic. Morad, a truck driver, had just arrived in the city when he noticed his teenage son among the demonstrators. He was shot dead at around 6 p.m. as he tried to prevent special forces which had been deployed to suppress the protesters from reaching his son and his classmates. As tensions escalated in Semirom over the deaths of Morad and several other people, the security forces handed over Morad's body to his family on November 18 for burial. Meanwhile, security agents started to exert intense pressure on Morad's relatives in a bid to force them to cooperate. The family was not granted access to the CCTV footage of the alleged killing, and the camera's owner was detained.
40 days later
Semirom was rocked by clashes between demonstrators and security forces on December 22, which marked the 40th day since the death of Morad and protesters.
Pressure intensifies
The family is constantly under psychological pressure to remain silent, with the government threatening Fazel with the death penalty. Months after the alleged killing, the kind of bullet used on the Basij member remains unknown.>>
Read all here:
Opinion by Gino d'Artali: And please do ... even if it is a hurting read.

Iranwire - August 14 2023
<<Wave of Home Searches against Kerman Baha'is
Iranian intelligence forces have launched a wave of house searches against Baha'is in the southern city of Kerman in an apparent escalation of recent crackdowns by the authorities on the Baha'i community. Kerman Intelligence Department agents searched the homes of Nasrin Dowlat and Hedayat Hakimian on Thursday, seizing their electronic devices, including mobile phones, laptops, and tablets, without accusing the Baha'i citizens of any specific charges. Hakimian blindfolded and handcuffed, though later released, and the homes of several other Baha'is in Kerman, including Pouran Zand, Soroush Kholosi, Haydeh Fatahi and Milad Misturi have also been searched. IranWire reported yesterday that Pouran Zand went into a state of shock and lost consciousness during the search of her home. The agents had presented a warrant to search the house, confiscating various items including mobile phones, movies, CDs and books. The Baha'i community in Iran has faced persecution and discrimination since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, with the government inflicting arbitrary detentions, confiscation of properties, denial of livelihoods and access to higher education, and constant official hate speech. In July last year, a crackdown on Iranian Baha'is began with the arrest of Mahvash Sabet, Fariba Kamalabadi, and Afif Naimi, followed by dozens of other arrests and trials, and the destruction of several homes.

The detained Baha'is are often charged with <propaganda against the system,> <gathering and collusion with the intention of committing a crime,> <acting against the security of the country,> and <membership in an illegal group,> as well as the capital crime of <spreading corruption on earth."> >>

Iranwire - April 14 2023 - By SHOHREH MEHRNAMI
<<Iran's Islamic Republic Claims to <Protect> Women with New Bill
The bill was initiated around 12 years ago and was repeatedly sent back and forth between the parliament, the government and the judiciary for reviews. Now that its general outline has been approved, many supporters of women’s rights believe that it has deviated from its original goals.
The drafters of the bill claim that one of its most important goals is to criminalize certain misogynic and <wrong> traditions. According to the media outlets affiliated with the government, the bill will help protect <women's privacy> against official bailiffs, will allow them to ask for a <judge's permission> to leave the country if the husband does not allow it, will punish a husband who throws his wife out of their home and will criminalize force marriage or divorce.
<Honor> Killings
However, legal scholar Pegah Banihashemi tells IranWire that the bill does not address some of the important issues affecting Iranian women, inclu-ding domestic violence and <honor> killings. In such killings, Banihashemi points out, the family usually forgoes qisas (retribution), and, if the murderer is the father, he escapes punishment. Article 29 of the bill's Chapter 4 states that, in cases where the killer is not subjected to qisas, he will be sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison if the killing was planned and to five to 10 years otherwise. Currently, such a killer is punished by a sentence of two to 10 years in prison for <disrupting public order,> Banihashemi says. <The new bill has only added the idea of 'prior planning,' which increases the punishment to 10 to 15 years, whereas earlier the intention was to impose long prison sentences such as 25 years to punish 'honor' killings. Therefore, the change that this bill would bring about is not really significant.>
Permission to Leave the Country
Child Marriage and Forced Marriage
This Bill Doesn't Solve Women's <Smallest Problems>
Read all here:
Opinion by Gino d'Artali: It's a very long article and if I'd quote all I'd get in trouble but it's an important read, and especially
scholar to be Pegah Banihashemi gives good to know comments.

Jinha - Womens News Agency - April 13 2023
<<4 students suspended from Damghan University for 6 months
News Center- The <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi> uprising that started in Iran and Rojhilat following the killing of Jina Mahsa Amini has continued for seven months. The Iranian regime uses all kinds of inhuman practices to quell the nationwide protests. Recently, hundreds of students have been suspended or expelled from university for participating or supporting the protests. Iran's Student Union Council has announced that four students of the Department of Television and Digital Arts at Damghan University have been suspended from university for one semester by the disciplinary committee of the university.
The suspended students are: Bahare Devani, Mobina Yaqoubzadeh, Mahsa Soltani and Parizad Esmaili.
Iran's Student Union Council announced on Tuesday that at least 435 students have been suspended or expelled following the recent protests across the country. According to the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 637 students from 144 universities have been arrested since mid-September.>>
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