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 Jhina Mahsa Amini or Zhina Mahsa Amini (Kurdistan-Iran) and the start of the Zan, Zendagi, Azadi (Women, life, freedom) revolution in Iran  2022
and the latest news about the 'Women Live Freedom' Revolution per month in 2023: November 13 - 4  -- November 5 - October 31 -- October 31 - 16 -- October 15 - 1 --  September 30 - 16 -- 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.

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Updated November 6, 2023


Updated October 10, 2023


Updated November 6, 2023 


Updated November 2, 2023 


 Updated November 2, 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
(Updated November 10, 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 12: October 6 - 2 2023
Part 13: October 13 - 12, 2023

Part 14 coming up soon

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:

Unfortunately this call to artistically and poeticly participate has ended without participants. Click the above link for more info


Cruel regime stories not for the faint of heart:
October 2023
November 7 - October 25, 2023
Femicides in Iran - an honour?

November 2, 2023
<<Fears and Heartbreak for Iraian Baha'i Facing Imminent Turkish Deportation....
October 27, 2023
<<The <Islamization> of Schooling: Iranians Can No Longer Study at Foreign Schools...

<<Unprecedented Photos from Evin Show Brutal Conditions for Political Prisoners....

October 19 , 2023
<<Iranian Man Faces Ordeal for Exposing Officials' Corruption...

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




2-weekly opinion by Gino d'Artali:
Dedicated to the women-led revolution
October 25, 2023 -
'Strengthening grief'
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.>

Hadis Eslami
NCRI - Womens committee - 7 Nov 2023 - in Women's News
<<Hadis Eslami and 3 other women are killed by husbands, father
Three instances of femicide in Mashhad, Shiraz, and Zabol
The body of a young woman was found in Bahar village of Mashhad after two weeks. Hadis Eslami, 26, was a camerawoman from Mashhad who shot films for wedding ceremonies. Her mother and husband had reported her missing since October 21, 2023. The body of Hadis Eslami was found near her husband's garden on Friday evening, November 3, 2023, according to the state-run media and newspapers, including the official IRNA news agency. Police investigations led to the arrest of her husband Hadis's husband had shot her in the head.
Three instances of femicide in Mashhad, Shiraz, and Zabol. In another horrific incident, a man murdered his wife and daughter in Shiraz, the capital of the southern Fars Province.The state-run news agency ILNA reported on Tuesday, November 7, that a 46-year-old man had used a cold weapon to kill his wife, 36, and his daughter, 8 years old. The man was arrested in the vicinity of the place of the incident and handed over to the judiciary. In yet another incident in Zabol, in the southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan province, a man shot his 16-year-old wife on the street. She was shot in the side. Although she was taken to a hospital immediately, she lost her life due to the severity of the wounds. Femicide is one of the most vicious forms of violence against women, which has become all too common under the mullahs' misogynistic laws in Iran. The Iranian regime's failure to criminalize domestic violence and violence against women has led to the spread of femicide, honor killings, and murder of innocent children by their fathers, husbands, and other male relatives. The NCRI Women's Committee appeals to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women to investigate these cases and hold the regime accountable for its failure to protect defenseless women.>>

Iranwire - Nov 2 2023 - by MARYAM DEHKORDI
<<Three More Women in Iran Killed by Relatives in Past Two Weeks
At least three women have been killed by their own family members in Iran over the past couple of weeks, raising to over 20 the number of women slain by their husbands, fathers, brothers and other male relatives or acquaintances in the past month and a half, IranWire has learned. The latest fatal victims of domestic violence in Iran included 37-year-old Parisa Mohammadi from the Caspian city of Babol, 26-year-old Hadis Islami from Mashhad, in the country's northeast, and 40-year-old Hamideh Sharifat from the southwestern city of Omidiyeh.Their killing served as yet another grim reminder of widespread domestic violence in Iran, and emphasized the urgent need for societal awareness and initiatives to prevent such tragedies from occurring.
Parisa Mohammadi
Parisa Mohammadi was stabbed with a knife by her husband in Babol on October 30, amid what Iranian media labeled a <family dispute.> An informed source told IranWire that Mohammadi, the second wife of a 60-year-old man named Farzad, owned a hair salon, and her mother was affluent. <The fact that Farzad first took the life of his wife and then her elderly mother, both through stabbing, before turning the weapon on himself, raises questions about potential financial disputes within the family,> the source said. The source pointed out that Mohammadi's financial situation was generally sound, although she had experienced some difficulties recently.
Hadis Islami
According to information obtained by IranWire, Hadis Islami, 26, was employed as a wedding videographer. Her family members reported her as missing on October 21. The Shahrara News media outlet quoted Mahmoud Arefi Rad, a judge investigating homicide cases in Mashhad, as stating that, <following thorough technical and investigative procedures, the husband of this young woman has been apprehended as one of the suspects involved in the murder.> The husband has reportedly confessed to the killing. The judicial official also announced the arrest of an accomplice, but it remains unclear who is the primary perpetrator of the murder. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, Islami arrived at her home after work and called her husband to ask him to open the door. The young woman then vanished. Her car was discovered on Mashhad's Zed Square, while her phone was found on a highway. The source suggests that Islami was fatally shot at close range in a private garden, with the bullet striking her head, and her remains were buried on Mashhad's Khin Arab road, approximately one kilometer away. Her husband disclosed the burial location to the police, according to the source.
Hamideh Sharifat
In the final week of October, Hamideh Sharifat, a 40-year-old mother of two teenage girls, met a tragic end at the hands of her brother, who fired three shots at her. A source told IranWire that Sharifat had been compelled to marry her cousin from whom she divorced one or two years ago.
She was living with her two daughters. Sharifat was killed because her brother suspected she had separated from her husband because she was having an affair with another man. The family chose to remain silent and complicit in the killing. The death was treated as an accident, and Sharifat was laid to rest in a cemetery designated for victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.>>

HENGAW Organisation for Human Rights - 2 Oct 2023
<<Hengaw; In recent days, a harrowing series of femicides has unfolded across several Iranian cities, including Mashhad, Shiraz, Ahvaz, and Khoy. Disturbingly, two of these cases were driven by so-called <honor motives,> and one of the victims was a foreign national. According to reports received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, In the evening of Saturday, September 30, 2023, in Khoy, a man fatally shot his wife, his wifeís sister, and his daughter. He has been apprehended and cited previous family disputes as his motive. In another case, on Thursday, September 28, a man from Mashhad arrived at the national police headquarters in Tehran with his wife's mutilated body concealed inside a suitcase. He confessed to being the perpetrator, claiming his motive was <protecting his honor (Namus).> The couple had been married for a year and a half and had a child. On Wednesday, September 26, 2023, a 24-year-old female citizen, also a foreign national, was tragically murdered in the basement of an abandoned house in Mashhad. The victim, whose assailants have yet to be identified, was reportedly employed illicitly by a local resident in Mashhad. In Ahvaz, following the discovery of a woman's body in recent days, it has come to light that the victim was murdered by two of her relatives approximately a month ago, stemming from <family disputes.> Both individuals involved have been apprehended. Last week in Shiraz, a young man named Arya, who was serving his compulsory military service, killed a girl named Mobina in the city. After his arrest, he claimed that he mistook Mobina for his fiancee, that she was with another boy, and killed her with a weapon.>>

Iranwire - March 8 2023
<<Femicide In Iran: Activist Group Says One Case Reported Every Other Day
A group of activists combating the phenomenon of femicide in Iran says it has documented 191 documented cases in 2022, equivalent to approximately one killing every other day, but the actual number is likely to be higher due to underreporting by family members and the authorities.
In its annual report, published on March 8, StopFemicideIran (SFI), an initiative of the Alliance for Rights of All Minorities (ARAM), says the number of documented femicides - the killing of a woman or girl for their gender - increased by 17 percent compared to the previous year. SFI says this rise may be the result of <a higher tendency in the society to report cases and an increased rate of femicides implicating the Iranian Government.> The report comes amid months of nationwide protests demanding more freedoms and womenís rights in Iran. The women-led protest movement was triggered by the September death of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, in the custody of morality police. The victims of femicide are predominantly young women between the ages of 20 and 35, SFI says. In most cases, the victims' names are not publicly known, which SFI says <may be part of a strategy to either protect the affected families from societal repercussions or bury the identity of the victims.> The report points out that child marriage puts women and girls at risk of femicide. It cited the case of a man decapitated who his 17-year-old wife in February 2022, after she attempted to flee from their home <because she found herself in an abusive marriage to which she was forced to consent at the age of 12.> The report insists that femicide is not an ethnic or rural problem. Most provinces witnessed incidents last year, and about one-third of all recorded cases were committed in Tehran. A similar number of cases occurred in the eastern provinces of West Azerbaijan, Kurdistan, Kermanshah, Ilam, Khuzestan and Bushehr combined. In roughly 20 percent of the femicide cases, the perpetrators used their <bare hands> to kill their victim, beating or strangling them or throwing them from a building. A similar percentage of victims were shot. In most cases, the perpetrator was known to the victim, with the husband being involved in the commission of the killing in nearly half of the cases. Other perpetrators included the boyfriend, brother, father, fiance, family friend, male members of the victim's family in law, neighbor, son or uncle.
In roughly 20 percent of the cases, the perpetrator is unknown or not reported.
In more than half of the cases, family and other disputes are the primary excuses that perpetrators cite for committing femicides, and these arguments sometimes arise from banalities. In August 2022, a man allegedly killed his wife in Tehran for spending too much time on the mobile phone. A common form of femicide is <honor killings> defined as crimes committed in the name of so-called honor, in which the perpetrators are typically male family members. The information available about the documented femicide incidents suggests that perpetrators are often not facing charges at all or have received low sentences, a situation that SFI says <risks creating a culture of impunity around femicide.> >>

Jinha - Womens News Agency - 25 Oct 2022
<<Femicide cases increase in October in Iran: Many women killed by Iranian security forces
News Center - The number of femicide cases increases every day due to the patriarchal and misogynistic system of the Islamic Republic, which has been ruling the Iranian society for more than four decades. In October, many women were killed in the country by men. Although the number of women, who were killed in October, is now unknown, the number of women, who were killed by the security forces, is reported as at least nine.
There are no accurate statistics of the number of women, who were driven into suicide or killed in Iran in October due to the Iranian regime's restrictions to internet access. NuJINHA Persian listed the number of the women, who were killed in October in Iran, by compiling news from local and national newspapers, news websites and news agencies. The number of women, who were killed in October, is probably higher than listed.
The list of women is as follows:
On September 23, Sarina Ismailzadeh was killed by the security forces in Karaj, but her death was reported by press outlets a few days after her death.
On September 23, Hadiyeh Naimani was killed by security forces in Hafez street of Iranís Nowshahr city.
On September 25, 20-year-old Hadith Najafi was killed by security forces during a protest in the city of Karaj.
At the beginning of October, Roshana Ahmadi was killed by the security forces during a protest in the city of Bukan.
On September 22, 18-year-old Mehsa Mogoi was killed by security forces in the city of Fuladshahr, Isfahan Province.
In October, a woman and her daughter were choked to death by her husband.
On October 9, Nadia Erfani was killed by security forces in the city of Karaj.
On October 9, a Baloch woman from a Dastjardi family, was shot to death in the city of Qaleh Ganj by one of the security officers after rejecting his marriage proposal.
On October 10, Elaha Saeedi was shot to death by Iranian security forces in the city Saqqez.
On October 17, a woman was killed with a shoelace in Tehran by her husband
On October 22, a 38-year-old woman, her identity has not been determined, was killed by her husband in the city of Borazjan.>>

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