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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

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

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/January 2023

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

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: 
May--Apri--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 14 May 2023


TORTURED (to death)    



Update 9 - 4 May 2023
3 May - 28 April 2023
26 -21 April 2023

20 - 17 April 2023
16 - 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)

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) has just started and will only then end when khamenei and his puppets i.e. the morality police and the basijis 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.

10 March 2023
<<Iranian Blogger Arrested Over Comments On School Poisonings
Iranian security forces have arrested a blogger who had shared posts about a wave of poisonings at girls' schools, local media report.
Tasnim news agency, which is affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), said the influencer's Instagram page was blocked and all the posts were deleted following the arrest on March 9. It did not disclose the name of the person arrested but said the blogger was from the northwestern city of Urmia and that he had more than 700,000 followers. <The blogger had been insulting various sectors of society, including journalists and police officers, and had been trying to create tensions and disturb the psychological atmosphere during recent events in society,> according to Tasnim.
Some of the blogger's posts were published on HamshahriOnline,
which also reported the arrest and said the blogger is accused of spreading <rumors and inciting fear about the poisoning of students.> The authorities have recently arrested a journalist and launched judicial proceedings against several other individuals and newspapers, in what Reporters Without Borders (RSF) described as an apparent attempt to control the narrative surrounding the poisoning of hundreds of schoolgirls since November 2022.
Dozens of journalists were among those arrested. According to RSF, 31 journalists remain behind bars, including nine who were arrested before the demonstrations began.>>
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8 March 2023
<<Iran School Poisonings: Authorities <Trying To Silence> Those Seeking The Truth
The Iranian authorities have recently arrested a journalist and launched judicial proceedings against several other individuals and newspapers, in what Reporters Without Borders (RSF) described as an apparent attempt to control the narrative surrounding a wave of poisonings of schoolgirls. In a statement on March 8, the Paris-based media freedom watchdog called for the immediate release of Ali Portabatabaei, one of the first Iranian reporters to cover the poisonings at girls' schools. The journalist was arrested on March 5, and no one knows where he is currently held and on what specific grounds, RSF said. Dozens of journalists have already been arrested since the September death of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, in the custody of morality police triggered nationwide protests deman-ding fundamental economic, social and political reforms. According to RSF, 31 journalists remain behind bars, including nine who were arrested before the demonstrations began. In the face of growing criticism of their belated response to the poisoning of hundreds of schoolgirls and the mounting anger of alarmed parents, the authori-ties have intensified their crackdown on the media. <As they already did with the journalists who revealed what happened to Mahsa Amini, the Iranian authorities are trying to silence those who dare to investigate and report other stories that are embarrassing for the government,> said Jonathan Dagher, the head of RSF's Middle East desk. <But it is not by arresting a journalist who provides the public with information that the origin of these cases of poisoning will be established,> he said, adding that <the systematic persecution of journalists who still dare to do their job must end.> Portabatabaei began covering the poisonings as soon as the first cases emerged in the city of Qom at the end of November and took to social media to criticize the non-existent response from the local authorities.>>
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Jinha - Womens news agency
8 March 2023
Poisoning in schools
<During the time period covered by this report, poisonous substances were used in organized attacks on schools, which primarily targeted girls' schools. Since the beginning of December 2022, at least 290 attacks on schools affecting at least 7,060 students have been reported. This number of affected students is exclusive to the 103 schools that have reported data in this regard,> the Hrana said in the report.>>

NCRI - Women committee
7 March 2023
<<Teachers and families of students held protests against deliberate poisoning
At least 41 more girls were poisoned in Zahedan due to inhaling toxic gases. Various capitals across Iran saw protests on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, against deliberate poisoning of students. Teachers and families of students called on the clerical regime to account and provide the security of schools.The protesters chanted, <Condemn the chemical attacks,> <death to the child-killing regime,> <Security of schools is our inalienable right,> etc. In continuation of the poisoning of students, another 41 girl students in Zahedan were poisoned on Tuesday, March 7, due to inhaling toxic gases. In Tehran, teachers and families of students held a protest gathering outside the Department of Education in the capital's 5th district, and chanted against poisoning of girls. In the protest gathering of teachers and families of students in Rasht, the capital of Gilan Province, the State Security Force and plainclothes agents lobbed tear gas at the protesters. In Mashhad, the capital of Khorasan Razavi Province, teachers and families of students gathered outside the General Department of Education of Khorasan to protest the chemical attacks on students. The gathering was also raided by security forces and plainclothes agents. In Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province, teachers and families of students gathered outside the General Department of Education and condemned the chemical attacks on students and their widespread poisoning.
In the protest gathering in Noorabad-Mamasani, in Fars Province, a teacher said, If a young man writes a slogan on the wall, they pursue him with drones and act with full force to identify him. Then they immediately arrest, torture, and execute him. In this case, however, despite passage of three months since the poisoning of students started, government officials do not intend to answer people.>>
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Womens news agency
7 March 2023
<<News Center- Iranian government continues to use inhuman methods in order to suppress the popular uprising that started in Rojhilat and Iran following the killing of Jina Mahsa Amini on September 16, 2022. Since November 2022, hundreds of students have been poisoned by toxic gas in Iran. The activists say the students have been poisoned by the Iranian government while the Iranian government denies the accusations. According to the recei-ved reports, eight-year-old Karin Alamdari, (Allah has his soul) originally from the city of Javanrud, was hospitalized after being poisoned by unknown toxic gas at a school in Tehran. However, he died at the hospital. So far, three children have died of gas poisoning in Iran.>>
Note from Gino d'Artali: Allah has his soul and sees and hears everything so for the ones guilty there's no escape.

7 March 2023
<<Iranian Teachers, Parents Protest Over School Poisonings
Working and retired teachers have joined parents of students in protests across Iran to demand justice for the poisoning of hundreds of schoolgirls and call on the authorities to ensure the safety of schools. Police used pepper spray and force to disperse gatherings in several cities, including Shiraz, Isfahan, Mashaad and Rasht, according to reports. A number of protesters were reportedly beaten and detained. Angry demonstrators also gathered in the streets of Karaj, Shiraz, Ahvaz, Sanandaj, Bandar Anzali, Marivan, Saqqez, Kashmer, Ardabil, Lahijan, Aliguderz, Hersin and Babol. The protesters responded to a call by the Coordination Council of Teachers' Trade Union for nationwide rallies, sit-ins and strikes to protest over the <serial poisoning of female students and insecurity in schools,> the <collapse> of the national currency, academic suspensions for students who have been arrested over the past months and the release of all jailed teachers.>>
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7 March 2023
<<Iranian Opposition Figure Rahnavard Blames Leadership For School Poisonings
Prominent Iranian political figure Zahra Rahnavard has harshly criticized the country's clerical rulers over a wave of poisonings at girls' schools, which she called <the ugliest and most tragic anti-woman scenario.> Rahnavard is a university professor married to opposition figure Mir Hossein Musavi. In a statement released on the eve of International Women's Day, she said the poisoning of hundreds of schoolgirls over more than three months was <staged by reactionary forces, with the rulers' support or with their silence and feigned ignorance.> According to Rahnavard, the poisonings are <revenge by the Islamic Republic's rulers against innocent girls and female students> for their role in women-led protests triggered by the September death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of morality police. <The rulers who are against women are aware that protesting and informed women and girls have not only assumed the leadership of the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' movement with pride, but they will also emerge as the unquestionable leaders in the momentous events lying ahead,> she wrote. Meanwhile, more Iranian schoolgirls complained of being sickened, as protests were held across the country to demand justice for the poisonings and call on the authorities to ensure the safety of schools. The security forces violently dispersed some of the demonstrations and detained participants.
Deputy Interior Minister Majid Mirahmadi told state TV on March 7 that several people were arrested in five different provinces over the poisonings, adding that <a comprehensive investigation is currently underway.> He did not provide any details regarding those detained.>>
Read more here:
Opinion by Gino d'Artali: This mirahmadi is just talking 'bullshit' and opposed to him the security forces retaliate their frustration by extreme violence against protesters.

7 March 2023
<<Teachers In Iran's Saqqez Protest <Inhumane> School Poisonings
Teachers in Iran's western Kurdish city of Saqqez went on strike and gathered in front of the Education Department on March 7 to protest a series of poisonings that has sickened hundreds of schoolgirls across the country over more than three months. A member of the Saqqez Trade Union, who is also a teacher, told IranWire that the protest action was organized to <condemn this inhumane and immoral act and, most importantly, to protect the health of students.>
A student said that no class was held because of the teachers' strike. <A large number of students didn't show up either, and those who did were few in number and ready to gather or protest, but administrators did not allow them to do it.> The protest took place amid a heavy presence of special units and plainclothes officers in Saqqez, the hometown of Mahsa Amini, whose death in September triggered ongoing nationwide protests demanding fundamental economic, social and political reforms. Since late November, hun-dreds of school students, mostly girls, were treated for symptoms including nausea, headaches, coughing, breathing difficulties, and heart palpitations. Some Iranians have suggested that the poisonings could be an attempt to force the closure of girls' schools or a retaliation for students and women leading anti-government demonstrations sparked by Amini's death. While Iranian political figures and activists have described the wave of poisonings as <chemical> and <biological> attacks, officials have only recently admitted there may be a problem. So far, no arrest has been announced in relation to the poisonings, which have sparked outrage among the families of the affected students and Iranian society at large.>>

7 March
<<Iran's Authorities Lauch Crackdown Amid Calls For Credible Probe Into Poisonings
The Iranian government has intensified its crackdown on media and individuals who speak out about a wave of poisonings that has sickened hundreds of students across the country over more than three months. The poisonings, which first affected girls' schools, have now spread to boys' schools and university dormitories. On March 6, Tehran prosecutor's office announced that court cases have been filed against journalists, media managers and individuals who have spoken out against the poisoning attacks. <In the past week, court cases were filed against the managers of Hammihan newspaper, Roidad 24 news website and Shargh newspaper, as well as individuals including Azar Mansouri, Sadegh Zibakalam, and Reza Kianian,> it said. Meanwhile, the judiciary's Mizan Online website quoted Tehran prosecutor Ali Salehi as warning <those who spread lies and rumours> about the poisonings that <they will be dealt with decisively and legally.> Seyed Ali Portabatabaei, a reporter for Qom News and one of the first journalists to have reported on the poisonings, was arrested prior to the announcement. Pressure on the media and individuals trying to bring attention to the attacks has raised concerns about the government's commitment to transparency and accountability in its investigation into the poisonings. Calling the poisonings a <heinous act> and a <crime against humanity,> the Iranian Medical System Organization has urged the government to take action to prevent future attacks and to hold those responsible accountable. The Coordinating Council of Educators' Trade Unions has warned that if educators and other members of society do not resist this systematic attack on education, more violent acts are likely to occur. The authorities have yet to provide a convincing explanation about the origin and exact nature of the attacks. On March 6, the White House called for a <credible independent> investigation into the matter and for accountability. <If these poisonings are related to participation in protests, then it is well within the mandate of the UN independent international fact-finding mission on Iran to investigate,> said White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre. She referred to the mission established in November to investigate human rights abuses linked to nationwide protests that have swept Iran for more than five months.>>
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Opinion by Gino d'Artali: And what I'd need to add is ' the heinous non-acting of the government against the predators'.

6 March 2023
<<IranWire Exclusive: Poisoned Iranian Schoolgirls Threatened In Hospitals
It has been more than three months since the first chemical attack on Iranian girls' schools was carried out. According to the latest official reports, more than 1,000 schoolgirls in 15 Iranian provinces have been poisoned by chemical fumes so far, and the government has revealed nothing about their origin or their nature. IranWire earlier reported that Iranian officials have been deliberately negli-gent in investigating the poisonings, strengthening the suspicion that these attacks have been deliberate. IranWire has now received information that security forces have patrolled the emergency wards of three hospitals in the northwestern city of Ardebil and two in Tehran to threaten children not to talk about their poisoning. In the past five months, schoolgirls have played a visible role in the nationwide protests triggered by the death of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, in the custody of morality police. The information received by IranWire shows that schoolgirls are now being targeted by a systematic campaign of intimidation. For this report, IranWire spoke with two high school girls in Tehran and Ardebil after receiving permission from their parents, with the mother of a poisoned school-girl in Tehran and with a member of the medical staff of a hospital in Ardebil. For security reasons, the names of the hospitals and the identities of the individuals interviewed will not be disclosed. Blast Followed by Burning Smell
Sheane (an alias) is a student at a high school in Ardebil, the capital of the northwestern province of the same name. On March 1, she and her classmates were in the schoolyard when they heard a <bomb> going off. Speaking in Turkish, she tells IranWire: <First, I thought it was the sound of a firecracker. The Charshanbeh Suri [festival] is near and you often hear similar sounds. But less than 10 minutes later the principal came to the schoolyard, took us inside and told us to close all the doors and windows. Right then, I felt that I was feeling ill.> Besides the sound of the explosion and the smell of burning, she says she did not notice anything. Around 20 minutes after the blast, the principal and school staff went to each class to tell the students to <leave the class silently and go home.> <They didn't call for an ambulance even though a few of my friends and I felt dizzy, could not walk properly and felt nauseous.>
Sheane went home but the symptoms were getting worse, and her nose was bleeding. She called her father, who took her to a hospital in Ardebil. The father was not allowed in the hospital. The same thing happened to the mother of a poisoned girl in Tehran's Narmak neighborhood. This mother, whose daughter was poisoned on March 1, tells IranWire: <The area outside the hospital's emergency ward was full of policemen and security agents. There were many parents standing in front of the hospital, but they would not let any of us in. They only took my daughter inside. Outside the hospital, police constantly asked us to remain calm, but the atmosphere was very tense. Then one of the burly plainclothesmen came and said, 'If you talk to foreign media, we'll expel your children from school and make your lives miserable as well. We have all the information we need, so don't imagine that you can get away with it.' They've poisoned our children and now they threaten us.>
Hospital Alerted before the Attacks
A member of the medical staff of a hospital in Ardebil tells IranWire that the emergency services in the city and Pars Abad, also in Ardabil province, were put on alert hours before chemical attacks across this province were reported. <From the early morning of Wednesday, they had put us on alert, as if they knew what was going to happen,> the source says. <My colleagues in three hospitals in Pars Abad told me that they were put on alert from the morning as well. In our hospital, the medical staff whose shifts were over were called back to the hospital. The emergency ward was overflowing. On that day, they brought perhaps 30 or 40 students from Ardebil alone to our hospital. And they brought an ambulance bus filled with schoolgirls from Aslan Duz to Pars Abad hospital because Aslan Duz has no hospital. This plus a few regular ambulances.>
Threats by Plainclothesmen
Sheane tells IranWire that during the few hours she spent in a hos-pital in Ardebil she could see plainclothesmen walking among the poisoned students and speaking to them. <The kids told me that they were threatened to keep quiet,> the teenager says. The mother whose daughter was treated in a hospital in eastern Tehran confirms the presence of security agents at the emergency ward. She tells IranWire that the area outside the hospital was filled with policemen while <agents> werewalking around in the emergency ward.<Agents> usually refers to plainclothesmen from intelligence and security agencies such as the Intelligence Ministry and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. On March 1, Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi accused the media of <fearmongering> and denied the existence of a campaign of chemical attacks against schoolgirls. And during a visit to Fars province on March 3, President Ebrahim Raisi claimed that the <enemy> has now <launched a media campaign to create stress and anxiety among students and their parents so that it would lead to unrest.> >>
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Opinion from Gino d'Artali: From the very beginning I knew khamenei, and under the orders of Mojtaba Khamenei, the son of the mullahs' supreme leader, the basij, islamic revolutionary guard corps (IRGC) the NAJA, law enforcement and the judiciary are backing up the (terrorist) attackers but there are also the shi'i;  Hezaregara Shias and the Fadaiyan Velayat and most likely also under the orders of khamenei.

6 March 2023
<<Iran School Poisonings: 700 Girls Taken To Hospitals In One Province
Hundreds of Iranian schoolgirls were taken to hospitals with poisoning symptoms on March 5, as poisoning incidents were reported in more than 80 schools across the country. Over the past three months, hundreds of school students, mostly girls, were affected by a wave of illnesses, with symptoms including nausea, headaches, coughing, breathing difficulties, and heart palpitations. Some Iranians have suggested that the poisonings could be an attempt to force the closure of girls' schools or a retaliation for students and women leading ongoing nationwide protests sparked by the death of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, in the custody of morality police.
On March 5, the vice president of Ahvaz University of Medical Scien-ces reported that 700 female students were poisoned in the southern province of Khuzestan alone. Five hundred were briefly treated in hospital, while 200 remained hospitalized. According to videos shared on social media, schools in the cities of Ahvaz, Ramhormoz, Mahshahr, Omidiyeh, Sarbandar, and Abadan were among those targeted by the attacks. Hospitals in these cities, particularly Ramhormoz, were reportedly struggling to cope with the influx of patients. Poisonings were also reported in schools in the provinces of Tehran, Lorestan, Khorasan, Fars, Isfahan, Alborz, Markazi, Ardabil, Golestan, Yazd, Hamedan, West Azerbaijan, and East Azerbaijan.
While Iranian political figures and activists have described the wave of poisonings as <chemical> and <biological> attacks, officials have only recently admitted there may be a problem. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on March 6 that poisoning of schoolgirls is an <unfor-givable crime> and that the perpetrators <should be severely punished.> Last week, President Ebrahim Raisi said the Interior Ministry should probe the incidents, with help from the health and intelli-gence ministries, and quickly release the results to the public. So far, no arrest has been announced in relation to the poisonings, which have sparked outrage among the families of the affected students. At a rally in the northern city of Gilan on March 5, protes-ters chanted slogans including <Children's safety must be provided> and <Incompetent official, resignation, resignation.> >>

BBC News
By David Gritten
6 March 2023
<<Iran: Suspected school poisonings unforgivable crime, Khamenei says
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called the wave of suspected poisonings of schoolgirls in recent months a <unforgivable crime. If there are any people involved in the matter, and there certainly are... the perpetrators must be given the most severe of punishments,> he warned. More than 1,000 girls at dozens of schools have been affected by unexplained illnesses since November.
Incidents were reported in at least 15 cities and towns on Sunday alone. Authorities have released very little information about their investigations and announced no arrests, but they have accused Iran's <enemies> of using the suspected poisonings to undermine the clerical establishment. Some Iranians believe the girls' schools are being targeted by hardline elements to stop them receiving an education. Others suggest the authorities may be punishing girls for their leading role in the nationwide anti-government protests that erupted in September.>>
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