JINA MAHSA AMINI
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
Indept investigative journalist
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Here we are to enter THE IRANIAN
WOMEN'S REVOLUTIONISTS against
'Facing Faces and
Facts 1-2' (2022) to commemorate the above named and more and food for
thought and inspiration to fight on.
Click here for the 2022 'Chapters'
When one hurts or kills a women
one hurts or kills hummanity and is an antrocitie.
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.>
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.
Jinha - Womens News Agency
31 March 2023
<<Iranian school manager: The new generation will replace the dictator's shadow with the light of freedom
Mahabad- Students and teachers have been playing a leading role in the protests that started in Iran following the killing of Jina Mahsa Amini in September 2022. Many teachers and school administrators have been fired, detained and arrested in the country for supporting students. Fahima Sharifi, a school manager in Tehran, is one of the school administrators supporting students. She answered the questions of NuJINHA.
How did the 'Jina Uprising' affect students?
Today, the generation in schools and universities is completely a dif-ferent generation and the knowledgeable generation, understanding everything very well. After the killing of Jina, students participated in the uprising to demand freedom. The killing of Jina lit the fire in the country. And this fire grows day by day.
Students removed their hijabs
What actions did teachers and students take during the protests?
'The women's freedom movement will make an impact'
How does the Jina uprising affect the women’s freedom movement?
Now, we see how the new generation is courageous. Nothing can stop them now. Despite torture, arrest and pressure, the protests continue. I do not see any girls wearing hijabs at school anymore. The new generation does not target the dictator but openly demands freedom. This generation, together with the generations before and after them, will surely replace the dictator’s shadow with the light of freedom. One day the women's freedom movement will affect all societies.>>....
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31 March 2023
By SOLMAZ EIKDAR
<<Exclusive: IRGC Commanders Warn of <Spies> and <Infiltrators>
Iranian authorities are increasingly resorting to accusations of espionage when setting out to silence dissent, justify the ineffi-ciencies of the Islamic Republic and secure additional funding for military and paramilitary institutions. Intelligence and security agencies routinely accuse those who attempt to uphold the rule of law, fight for their livelihood, protest to demand more freedoms and women's rights of being <spies> or <infiltrators.> The Islamic Republic boasts of having the strongest intelligence agencies in the world, but secret information regarding the country’s nuclear program and other sensitive activities has been stolen and exposed by the Israeli government. Top members of the security apparatus and nuclear scientists have also been assassinated inside Iran in recent years.
Everyone is a Spy
During a meeting with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on January 3, commanders within the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) warned that spying activities is affecting all levels of the Islamic Republic. Alijuma Malik Shahkoei, the commander of the Golestan army, told the gathering that the <leakage and spread of informa-tion> was the primary issue plaguing the security and intelligence agencies. He said that the amount of information being dissemi-nated via internal networks and the media has reached a crisis level.
Shahkoei reported that 40 <important personnel> under his command have been accused of <leaking information.> >>
Read more here:
30 March 2023
<<World Press Photo Award for ME Images/IranWire Collaboration
A photo-based video project that narrates a chaotic night in the life of an Iranian nurse as she saves the life of a young protester is among the 24 winning images in the regional categories from this year's World Press Photo Contest. The jury said it selected the colla-borative project between Iranian photographer Hossein Fatemi's Middle East Images Agency and IranWire because it offered <a rare glimpse into the dangers faced by protestors on the streets of Iran today.> Fatemi encountered the nurse in the footage titled <Woman, Life, Freedom.> Images in the video were captured by local photojournalists, the nurse herself and a photographer on assignment to cover her story. According to the jury, <the successful combination of photography, narrative audio, and video provides thorough information from the perspective of a nurse.> <The project managed to connect with the jury…by recording the personal thoughts and emotions of the nurse while also communicating the bigger picture of the fight for women's freedoms in Iran,” it added.>>
Read more here:
NCRI - Womens committee - in The Fallen for freedom
30 March 2023
<<Mahsa Amini - A brief review of the manner of arrest and the clerical regime's cover-up of Mahsa Amini's murder. Mahsa Amini (Zhina) was a young woman from Saqqez who had just been admitted to the university. She was in Tehran with her family to visit her relatives. On Sep-tember 13, 2022, she was arrested near the Haqqani metro station in Tehran for improper veiling. She was then transferred to the Morality Police headquarters. Some two hours later, Mahsa fell into a coma after being severely beaten by police. She died on September 16. Mahsa Amini's murder provoked the anger of Iranians and spar-ked a flaming uprising that lasted several months across more than 200 Iranian cities.
The arrest of Mahsa Amini
Brain stroke and death of Mahsa Amini
The Iranian regime’s false narratives
SSF video contradicts eyewitness accounts
Scientific opinions of expert doctors
Kasra Hospital's deleted Instagram post
Disclosures by a Guidance Patrol agent
Call for public mourning and protests
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Jihancy - Womens News Agency
30 March 2023
<<Divorced women in Iran-face many challenges due to patriarchal laws
News Center- Divorced women in Iran face many challenges due to the country’s patriarchal laws, customs and traditions. Most of them are victims of child marriages. In the country, the rate of divorce has increased. In the first six months of 2022, 225,000 marriages and 94,288 divorce cases were registered in Iran, according to official statistics. In the first six months of 2021, 296,401 marriages and 94,280 divorce cases were registered. The legal age for marriage in Iran is 13 for girls and 15 for boys. So most of girls and boys become the victims of child marriage. Many women victims of child marriage, who are subjected to violence by their husbands, stay silent in fear of the consequences of divorce. NuJINHA spoke to several women, victims of child marriage, in Iran. We do not use the real names of women we interviewed.
'I remained silent not to lose my child'
'My father did not support me'
'The court allowed my husband to remarry before our divorce'
The story of 24-year---old Shadi Karmian is not different from the stories of other women. <I was forced into marriage when I was 17. In the first years of our marriage, my husband was good to me. I gave him my salary to cover all expenses. Then, everything changed. He began to inflict violence against me. I asked for a divorce. My family does not support me now.> >>
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NCRI - Women committee
30 March 2023
<<Rights of Bahai citizens and women systematically violated in Iran
Bahai women arrested and sentenced to prison time in Karaj and Isfahan. Unofficial sources in Iran say more than 300,000 Bahai citizens live in Iran. However, the clerical regime's Constitution does not recognize the Bahai faith as a religion. Bahai citizens are deprived of their right to exercise their religious freedoms. Their rights are systematically violated. Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights reiterate that everyone is entitled to freedom of religion or change of religion or faith. They also have the right to talk about their faith individually or in groups, openly or secretly. Nahaleh Shahidi Yazdi arrested and taken to an undisclosed location
Nahaleh Shahidi is a children's rights activist and one of the Bahai citizens living in Karaj. Security forces arrested her in the train station of Kerman as she was heading back home on Monday, March 28, 2023. She was transferred to an undisclosed location. No infor-mation is available on her place of detention and the charges against Nahaleh Shahidi Yazdi. Nahaleh Shahidi Yazdi had been arrested once before in March 2020 for teaching earthquake-stricken children in Bam, Kerman. The Revolutionary Court of Kerman sentenced her to two years and one year of a suspended sentence.>>
Read also about Parva Behdad receives a jail sentence and complementary punishments here:
Read also this article publisched by Iranwire on 31 March 2023 titled <<You Will Not Be Admitted to University ... You are Baha'is!....>>
Opinion by Gino d'Artali: The Zan, Zendagi, Azadi movement does not discriminate and accepts everybody to be part of the new Iran although the shi'is are in trouble.
30 March 2023
<<Hundreds Of Ethnic Baluch Killed In Iran Over Past Year, Group Says
A group that monitors rights violations in Sistan and Baluchistan has documented 627 cases of killings of ethnic Baluch in the southeastern Iranian province over the past year. Haalvsh said in a recent report that its count of verified cases represents only half of the actual number of killings that occurred between March 2022 to March 2023. The report said that 545 of the victims were executed by the Islamic Republic or killed by government or plain-clothed agents. As many as 121 of them lost their lives during protests in the provin-cial capital, Zahedan, and Khash on September 30. Sistan and Baluchistan is home to Iran's Sunni Baluch minority of up to 2 million people. Human rights groups say ethnic minorities in Iran face widespread discrimination in the judicial system and their every day lives, with the authorities curtailing their access to education, employment, adequate housing and political office.
In a report published earlier this month, Amnesty International and Abdorrahman Boroumand Center said that Iranian authorities have escalated the use of the death penalty as a tool of repression against ethnic minorities. At least one ethnic Arab, 14 Kurds and 13 Baluch had been executed since the start of the year, and at least a dozen others had been sentenced to death, the report said.>>
Read the full article and the report of the Haalvs here:
30 March 2023
<<Iranian Protester's Death Sentence Overturned, Replaced By Imprisonment
An Iranian court has canceled the death sentence handed down to a man accused of damaging public property during protests in Tehran last year, his lawyer says. The lawyer, Hamed Ahmadi, said that the Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced Sahand Noor Mohammadzadeh to five years imprisonment for gathering and collusion, one year for disturbing public order and 10 years of exile in Kerman province.
Ahmadi said that he expects his client to spend his years in internal exile in prison since he won't be allowed to have any contact with anyone in Kerman. Mohammadzadeh was arrested on October 4, 2022, and sentenced to death two months later on charges of <waging war against God> for allegedly attempting to break the guardrail of a highway and setting fire to a rubbish bin. The sentence was based on a video in which the defendant could not be seen trying to break a guardrail or setting a fire. In an audio file sent to IranWire in December, Mohammadzadeh rejected the accusations against him. He also said that, due to pressure exerted on him by his interrogator and the judge, he was forced to admit guilt and sign papers without even reading them.>>
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29 March 2023
By HAVARI YOUSEFI
<<Iranian Kurdish Parties and the >Mahsa Charter>
The recent publication by six exiled Iranian opposition figures of a joint <Charter of Solidarity and Alliance for Freedom> has led to a major negative reaction from the main Kurdish parties opposed to the Islamic Republic. The document, dubbed the <Mahsa Charter,> sets out proposals for the establishment of a <free and democratic Iran> after the Islamic Republic falls. It was signed by prominent figures opposed to the theocracy, but all Kurdish parties, except the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan, rejected it. IranWire asked leaders and representatives of Komala and three other Kurdish parties, Komala - Kurdistan Organization of the Communist Party of Iran, the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK), the reasons why they back or oppose the charter. Their comments do not reflect the views of IranWire. The four-page <Mahsa Charter,> published on March 29, lists democratic governance, human rights and human dignity, justice, peace and security, environmental sustainability and economic transparency as shared values. It was put together by the Alliance for Democracy and Freedom in Iran of former crown prince of Iran Reza Pahlavi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, the ex-president of the Association of Families of Flight PS752 Victims Hamed Esmaeilion, actress and rights activist Nazanin Boniadi, activist and journalist Masih Alinejad and the leader of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan Abdullah Mohtadi.
Ilkhanizadeh: <The Charter Recognizes the Plurality and Diversity of Ethnic Groups>
Omar Ilkhanizadeh, deputy leader of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan, told IranWire that the party seeks to <get maximum support for the 'Mahsa Charter' among other Kurds and at the national level.>
Alizadeh: The Charter's Signatories Enjoy <Weak> Popular Support
According to Ibrahim Alizadeh, the first secretary of Komala - Kurdistan Organization of the Communist Party of Iran, the publication of the <Mahsa Charter> has harmed the unity between Iranian opposition parties and caused <divisions> among the major Kurdish parties.
Qaderi: <Centralism and Totalitarianism....Will Inevitably Lead to Dictatorship>
Mohammed Nazif Qaderi is a leader of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, which supports federalism.>>
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Opinion by Gino d'Artali: Cryfreedom.net stays far from politics unless... what the Zan, Zendagi, Azadi movement really needs right now is unity among all Iranian people because the danger is that when khamenei's regime falls the military i.e. the basij/irgc will take military power.
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