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Welcome to cryfreedom.net, 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 
 


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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. Zendegi. 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:  November 5 - October 31 -- October 31 - 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.

And
For all topics below
that may hopefully interest you click on the image:

'THE NO-HIJABIS

Updated October 24, 2023
 

'BIOLOGICAL

TERROR ATTACKS
AGAINST SCHOOLGIRLS'
Updated October 10, 2023

'IRANIAN JOURNALISTS
UNDER SIEGE'

Updated October 23, 2023 
 

'BLINDING
AS A WEAPON'

Updated October 24, 2023 

'THE HANGING SPREE'

 Updated October 10, 2023

CLICK HERE ON HOW TO READ ALL ON THIS PAGE 

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.
IN MEMORY OF ASRA PANAHI (16)- JHINA MAHSA AMINI (22) - NIKA SHAKARAMI (16), SARINA ESMAILZADEH (16) HADIS NAJAFI (20), AND MORE WOMEN WHO WERE ASSASINATED SO FAR BY THE IRANIAN AXIS OF EVIL.
  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 info@cryfreedom.net
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 31, 2023)

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UPDATES OF THE UPRISING  AND REVOLUTION AROUND THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF JINA AMINI IN CUSTODY OF THE REGIME'S ATTEMPT AND CRUELTY TO TRY AND CRUSH IT. 

Articles about
<<Mahsa Amini's Father: <Everything They Have Said and Shown is Lies>
and
WHO JINA AMINI REALLY WAS.
By Diako Alavi, a journalist from Saqqez and family friend of Mahsa Amini 
and
Jina Amini, the face of Irans uprising and revolution:
www.cryfreedom.net/the-face-of-irans-protests.htm
 

Unfortunately this call to artistically and poeticaly participate and to commemorate the killing of  Jina Mahsa Amini , has ended without participants. Click the  link for more info
http://www.cryfreedom.net/Commemorating-Jina-and-all-other-innocent-victims.htm

Updates of Jina Amini's Revolution:
Part 12: October 6 - 2 2023
Part 13: October 13 - 12, 2023
  

and links to earlier parts
 
Gino d'artali's opinion: We mourn AND fight!
 

We all grief for the loss of our sister / daughter of Iran Armita Gevarnand:  
28 October 2023 Armita Gevarnand - Iran lost a daughter
29 October 2023
29 October 2023
<<Armita Geravand Is Laid to Rest Amidst Stringent Security Measures
30 October 2023 
<<Narges Mohammadi: Our Armita was sent to the brink of death because of her beautiful hair...
and more ...

and
<<Prominent Lawyer and Activists Beaten, Detained at Funeral of Teenager Armita Geravand....
and
<<Arrests Made during Funeral of Iranian Teen Who Died after Hijab Assault....

1 November 2023 <<Iranian women <haunted by fear> over forced hijab...
- Narges Mohammadi: "VICTORY IS CERTAIN"

3 November 2023 <<UN Experts <Shocked> by Attacks on Women, Girls in Iran...
and
<<HRW Calls for Probe into Death of Teenage Girl in Iran...
-
 


- 31 October 2023 <<Haniyeh Tawasoli summoned by Iran's judiciary....
- 25 October 2023 <<Iranian state media confirm that Armita Geravand is brain dead; her family does not
 - 19 October 2023 About Roya Zakeri's unfateful ordeal
 -16 October 2023 Young woman assaulted in Tabriz
 - 12 October 2023 Armita Geravands' Brain Death Emerge

Click here to read what that happened to other sisters being victims of the mullahs' regime

 

 

 
 

November 3 - 1, 2023
 
<Victory is Certain,> Jailed Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Winner Says...
and <<Narges Mohammadi's hospital transfer blocked for refusing to wear hijab...
and <<Remembering the Victims of Iran's Khash Massacre...
and <<Mother of Slain Nine-Year-Old Iranian Boy Forced into Silence |kian Pirfalak|...
and <<Maryam Forough-Manesh hanged in Yasuj Prison; 18 women executed in 2023 so far...
and <<Father of Slain Iranian Protester Handed Additional Prison Term...
and <<Iranian Protester on Death Row Beaten after Suicide Attempt...
and more news ...
 

October 31 - 30, 2023
<<Health Scare in Zanjan: 67 Girl Students Hospitalized After Poisoning Incident...
and <<Haniyeh Tawasoli summoned by Iran's judiciary...
and <<Students Prohibited from Entering Iranís Al-Zahra University...
and <<Jailed Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mohammadi Denied Medical Care...
and <<Jailed Iranian Activist Sotoudeh on Hunger and Medicine Strike...
and <<Mother of Killed Iranian Protester Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison
and more news...
 


Cruel regime stories not for the faint of heart:
October 2023
UPDATES: 
October 27, 2023
<<The <Islamization> of Schooling: Iranians Can No Longer Study at Foreign Schools...
and

<<Unprecedented Photos from Evin Show Brutal Conditions for Political Prisoners....
October 19 , 2023
<<Blind Human Rights Lawyer Disappears in Iran....
Keep reading:

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

and more here:
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

October 27 - 25, 2023
<<Iran Stages Military Exercises as Regional Tensions Rise...
and <<Iranian Activist and Refugee in Turkiye Facing Imminent Deportation...
and <<Iranian Prisons Ignore Declining Health of Jailed Activists...
and <<26 Baha'is in Iran Sentenced to 126 Years in Jail as 13 Arrested-Mostly Women...
and <<Jailed Iran Activist Rushed to Hospital...
and <<Officials Failing Forty-Three Thousand Undocumented Children in Iran...
and <<Students Sentenced to Prison for Protesting Schoolgirl Poisonings...
and more news...
October 25 -16, 2023
'THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE BY IRANIANS APPRAISED CINEMATOGRAPHER DARIUS MEHRJUI AND HIS WIFE'

Updated with a quiete revealing article about the investigations

 and more menu links to news untill October 1, 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.

Iranwire - 31 Oct 2023
<< <Woman, Gaza, Freedom> on Iranian Dailyís Front Page Sparks Uproar
A popular newspaper in Iran has sparked outrage among Iranian social media users after it published a picture of a woman with her face covered with a Palestinian scarf (keffiyeh), accompanied by the words <Woman, Gaza, Freedom.> The frontpage headline played with the <Woman, Life, Freedom> slogan from the anti-establishment protests that swept Iran last year. Reza Saemi, a film critic, accused the newspaper of <stealing the slogan of a patriotic movement> and of <dismissing [Iranian] women's plea for freedom.> <They designate women aligned with their views as sisters while branding protesting women as thorns,> he wrote in an Instagram post, adding that <those who themselves contribute to the pain cannot be the authentic narrators of suffering.> A user of the social media platform X wrote: <Hamshahri newspaper, which is associated with [Tehran] Municipality, should capture the wearied expressions of [Iranian] female street vendors who grapple daily with the dangers of the subway in their quest for survival.> <These women have left their elderly loved ones behind to make a living in the city, enduring the challenge of cohabiting with 20 other people in a single room on the city's outskirts.> Another X user suggested Hamshahri to <focus on urban issues [in Tehran] on its front page.> Hamshahri's controversial front page appeared in kiosks as Israeli ground forces pushed deeper into the Gaza Strip in their attempt to destroy Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. The Israeli military has been bombing the territory since the October 7 Hamas attacks on Israel that killed 1,400 people and saw more than 230 people kidnapped as hostages. The Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza says more than 8,500 people have been killed since Israel's retaliatory bombing started. The monthslong, women-led demonstrations that erupted across Iran in September last year waned earlier this year following a deadly state crackdown in which more than 500 people were killed and thousands were unlawfully arrested. However, many Iranian women and girls continue to refuse to wear a mandatory headscarf, in a direct challenge to the country's clerical rulers.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/122081-woman-gaza-freedom-on-iranian-dailys-front-page-sparks-uproar/
Opinion by Gino d'Artali: For a day I've been in doubt whether yes or no to publish the above and first of the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' movement is not a monthslong thing but a women-led revolution that started when Jina Amini was murdered by a basiji over a hijab dispute. Still, I agree both with Reza Saemi as with the user of platform X and to add my view to the latters opinion: lets not forget Armita Gevarnand who was heinously killed by mullahs' regime followers meaning the Jina revolution is going strong and in the end will plant a victory flag on the Azadi tower.
Also, I completely solidarize with the Palestinians who are suffering tremendously from the fascist attacks by the israelis who have completely forgotten about what happen to them during WW2 but then again, it were the USA and its allies who sold out Palestina to the jews and out of guilt.


Chemical attacks on Iranian schoolgirls
NCRI - Womens committee - 31 Oct 2023 - in Women's News
<<Health Scare in Zanjan: 67 Girl Students Hospitalized After Poisoning Incident
Sixty-seven girl students from one of the schools in Zanjan were hospitalized with symptoms of poisoning, on Sunday, October 29, 2023.
Hasan Esmkhani, the Public Relations Manager of Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, announced that following a poisoning incident at Kowsar Girls' High School of Art in Zanjan, 36 students were transferred to Mousavi Hospital, 29 to Vali-e-Asr Hospital, one to Baqiyatollah Hospital, and one to Imam Hossein Hospital in Zanjan. Esmkhani pointed out that 62 hospitalized girl students had been discharged with steady and desirable conditions, although five students, who were generally well, would be discharged in a few hours. The Public Relations Manager of Zanjan University of Medical Sciences said the cause of this poisoning was being investigated. He said, <The main problem of the students admitted to the medical centers was the psychological burden and anxiety caused by the incident.> (The state-run Hamshahrionline.ir, October 29, 2023)
Poisoning of Female Students in Iran, the horror continues girl students
The poisoning incident is a stark reminder of the horrible six-month-long organized series of chemical attacks on girls' schools from December 2022 until May 2023. The attacks occurred in over 700 schools in over 160 cities across Iran. Various Health Ministry, MPs, and regime officials put the number of students affected between 5,000 to 13,000 in February and early March. Tragically, at least five children lost their lives. The Iranian regime's response to these attacks was appalling. Instead of taking swift action to investigate and stop the attacks, the regime engaged in a denial campaign, blaming the enemies and foreign intelligence services for the attacks. The regime's inaction and cover-up attempts were finally concluded by an Intelligence Ministry report on April 28, which denied the use of poisonous chemicals and claimed that the chemical attacks were mischief-making by students themselves!>>
Source:
https://women.ncr-iran.org/2023/10/31/67-girl-students-poisoning/


Actresses summoned to court
Jinha - Womens News Agency - 31 Oct 2023
<<Haniyeh Tawasoli summoned by Iran's judiciary
News Center- Iranian actress Haniyeh Tawasoli announced on her Instagram that she received another summons instructing her to appear in Branch 9 of the Tehran Culture and Media Prosecutor's Office within five days for <publishing false information and unverified material> after she expressed sympathy for the family of Armita Geravand. Haniyeh Tawasoli is among seven celebrities and journalists facing legal cases initiated by the Tehran prosecutor. The names of celebrities and journalists facing legal cases are: Hanieh Tavassoli (actress), Taraneh Alidoosti (actress), Mojgan Ilanlou (documentary filmmaker), Hengameh Ghaziani (former actress), Tahmineh Rezaei Milani (filmmaker), Omid Tousheh (journalist), Sahar Valadbeigi (actress) and Maryam Boubani (actress). They are required to appear in Branch 9 of the Tehran Culture and Media Prosecutor's Office within five days.>>
Source:
https://jinhaagency.com/en/actual/l-34081

Iranwire - 31 Oct 2023
<<Students Prohibited from Entering Iranís Al-Zahra University
Iranian authorities are exerting increased pressure on university students following nationwide protests that erupted in September last year. The United Students Telegram channel reported that a large group of students were barred from entering the campus of Tehran's Al-Zahra University this week, without justification. Legal expert Mohsen Borhani highlighted that most disciplinary actions launched against students are based on guidelines ratified by the minister of science, something he deemed <legally questionable.> <Despite numerous petitions submitted in recent months to challenge these illicit regulations, the matter has yet to be addressed by the General Board of the Administrative Court of Justice,> Borhani wrote on the social media platform X. Noshirvani University, in the Caspian city of Babol, has seen escalating confrontations between students and the authorities. Students have resisted unwarranted intrusions into their affairs such as attempts to confiscate student identification cards or to impose dress code restrictions. Those who have stood up against these actions have faced threats and physical violence. Meanwhile, the disciplinary committee of Tehran University's Faculty of Art has initiated disciplinary proceedings against a postgraduate student who had previously been <banned from entry> into the university. Mohammad Javad Tavazonizadeh announced on his Instagram page that he was summoned by the disciplinary committee to face new accusations. In a further development, an urban planning engineering student at Hamedan Azad University has been sentenced to six months in prison on the charge of <propaganda activities against the system.> Shahab Bayat was released from custody in February after serving three months in prison>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/122074-students-prohibited-from-entering-irans-al-zahra-university/

Iranwire - 31 Oct 2023
<<Iranian Labor Activist Esmaili to Serve 16 Months in Prison
The Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic has upheld a 16-month prison sentence for Osman Esmaili, a prominent labor activist from the north-western Iranian city of Saqqez. According to the official notice received by Esmaili and seen by IranWire, he is required to present himself at the Second Branch of Saqqez Prosecutor's Office within the next 10 days. The activist faced charges including <membership> in the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan and <propaganda against the system> over his participation in the funeral ceremony of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in Saqqez in September last year. Amini's death while in police custody in Tehran sparked months of nationwide protests that challenged the country's clerical rule. Authorities responded with a brutal crackdown in which more than 500 people were killed and over 22,000 others were unlawfully detained, according to activists.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/122073-iranian-labor-activist-esmaili-to-serve-16-months-in-prison/

Iranwire - 31 Oct 2023
<<Iran Lagging Behind in Power Generation
Power shortages have become increasingly common in Iran, despite the country being among the world's top crude oil producers. A lack of investment in new capacity and plant maintenance leaves electricity production far below demand, forcing the authorities to regularly impose unannounced power cuts during the summer and the winter. Increasingly frequent power cuts are not only impacting Iranian households but are also disrupting industrial production and services. In a recent article, the collaborative initiative Iran Open Data pointed out that Iran is lagging behind the two other largest economies in the Persian Gulf region - the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia -- regarding electricity production. Saudi Arabia's total power generation is 15 percent higher than Iran's, it said, while Iranian electricity production is more than double the UAE's. Per capita power generation in Iran is about three times lower than in Saudi Arabia and more than four times less than in the UAE.>>
Read more here:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/122072-iran-lagging-behind-in-power-generation/



Narges Mohammadi
Iranwire - 31 Oct 2023
<<Jailed Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mohammadi Denied Medical Care
Narges Mohammadi, the Iranian human rights activist who won this year's Nobel Peace Prize, is being denied access to medical services while in Tehran's Evin prison, her family says. According to Mohammadi's Instagram page, which is managed by her relatives, she has been prevented from being transferred to a hospital due to her refusal to wear a headscarf. On October 30, Mohammadi was called to hospital for the second time since September 4 to undergo a CT scan of her lungs and an echocardiogram, it said, adding that the activist was not permitted to leave the prison premises. The Instagram post further disclosed that the prosecutor issued an order stipulating that Mohammadi should not, under any circumstances, be taken to hospital without wearing a headscarf. In response to this decision, Mohammadi and her fellow inmates launched a protest to denounce the dire prison conditions.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/women/122064-jailed-nobel-peace-prize-laureate-mohammadi-denied-medical-care/


Nasrin Sotoudeh
Iranwire - 31 Oct 2023
<<Jailed Iranian Activist Sotoudeh on Hunger and Medicine Strike
Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent Iranian human rights lawyer and activist, has been on a hunger and medicine strike since her arrest on October 29, her husband says. Sotoudeh was arrested during the burial ceremony of Armita Garavand, a 16-year-old girl who was assaulted at a Tehran metro station a month ago for not wearing a headscarf. Sotoudeh's husband, Reza Khandan, told IranWire that his wife was severely beaten during her arrest at Tehran's Behesht-e Zahra cemetery and that her glasses were broken. He also said that the activist was transferred to Qarchak prison, a women's prison known for its harsh conditions. Sotoudeh is a well-known human rights lawyer who has defended many political prisoners in Iran. Armita died on October 28. The teenager had been in a coma in Tehran's Fajr Military Hospital since October 1, when she lost consciousness on the city's metro.
The authorities said Armita had fallen and injured her head after suffering a sudden drop in blood pressure, but reports suggest that she was physically assaulted by a hijab enforcement officer.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/women/122062-jailed-iranian-activist-sotoudeh-on-hunger-and-medicine-strike/
Read especially also the story of our beloved sister or daughter Armita Gevarnand


Mehtab Nasirpour
Jinha - Womens News Agency - 30 Oct 2023
<<Mehtab Nasirpour not to act in movies to support banned artists
News Center- On Saturday, Iranian theatre and film actress Mehtab Nasirpour announced on her Instagram that she would no longer act in any movies or theatre plays, <to support my banned colleagues and protest the ban imposed on them by the Ministry of Culture of the Islamic Republic of Iran,> she wrote. On October 25, Habib Ilbeigi, Deputy Director of Monitoring and Evaluation at the Cinema Organization, announced that some Iranian female artists, who publicly opposed the mandatory hijab law, were banned from acting. Among the banned artists whose names have been made public are Baran Kosari, Vishka Asayesh, Taraneh Alidoosti, and Katayoun Riahi. On January 17, 2023, Mahtab Nasirpour was summoned to appear in Evin Prison's security court for protesting the killing of protesters of the <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi> uprising by Iranian security forces.>>
Source:
https://jinhaagency.com/en/actual/mehtab-nasirpour-not-to-act-in-solidarity-with-banned-artists-34070?page=1

Iranwire - 30 Oct 2023
<<Iranian Rapper Salehi Prepares Complaint over Torture in Custody
Toomaj Salehi, a popular Iranian rapper who is serving a long-term prison term for supporting protests that rocked the country last year, is taking legal action over the torture he endured while in detention. An October 28 post on Salehi's official account on the social media platform X, which is managed by his family, says his lawyer will file a complaint targeting the director of the General Intelligence Department of Isfahan province and the officers involved in his detention. It says that the complaint has been prepared by Salehi in collaboration with his lawyer. Salehi was violently arrested a year ago amid nationwide demonstrations sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while she was in police custody. He had released songs that criticized the government and supported the protests demanding more freedoms and women's rights, and posted pictures and videos of himself during demonstrations. After spending more than eight months in solitary confinement, the outspoken artist was sentenced to six years and three months in prison on the charge of <corruption on Earth,> his lawyer said in July. Human rights groups have condemned the lack of due process of the judicial proceedings. Salehi's complaint cites <violent detention, physical abuse and torture that lasted 12 hours,> which resulted in a broken leg, finger, fractured ribs, and severe bruises in both eyes. The complaint says Salehi was denied medical treatment while in prison. It also cites <illegal actions taken during the agents' raid on his residence without the presentation of a court order and identification, and the arrest of two residents without a judicial order,> as well as <the confiscation of his father's car without a court order.> >>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/prisoners/122034-iranian-rapper-salehi-prepares-complaint-over-torture-in-custody/

Iranwire - 30 Oct 2023
<<Mother of Killed Iranian Protester Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison
Mahsa Yazdani, the mother of a young man killed in Iran during last year's nationwide protests, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison on charges of <insulting sacred entities> and <defaming the leader of the Islamic Republic.> <What will happen to my three-year-old brother? Who is accountable for all this cruelty?> Yazdani's daughter, Mitra Zahedi, asked in an Instagram post. Mohammad Javad Zahedi, 20, was shot and killed by police during protests in the northern city of Sari. Since then, his mother has persistently sought justice for her son and expressed solidarity with the families of those killed during nationwide protests that swept Iran in 2022. Mahsa Yazdani was arrested in Sari in August and taken to an undisclosed location. She was released on bail pending trial. Her sentencing is yet another example of the Iranian government's crackdown on dissent and its persecution of families of victims of state violence.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/122031-mother-of-killed-iranian-protester-sentenced-to-13-years-in-prison/

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