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 

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. 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-'23
and the latest news about the 'Women Live Freedom' Revolution per month in 2023: November 13 - 4  -- November 5 - 1 -- 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.

For all topics below
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Updated November 9, 2023


Updated October 10, 2023


Updated November 9, 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
(Updates 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:

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

Updates of Jina Aminis' 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!

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 ...

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

Update: November 7 - 6, 2023
<<Women Arrested at Iranian Teen's Funeral Face Hasty Trial....

<<Iranian journalist Negar Ostad Agha taken to Gharchak Prison....
November 6 - 3 2023
<<Egyptian activists: We must take action for Iranian women....

3 November 2023 <<UN Experts <Shocked> by Attacks on Women, Girls in Iran...
<<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


*Victory is not easy, but it is certain*
'Mother of a long and free Iran'

Preface by Gino d'Artali and more - November 10, 2023


November 9 - 4, 2023
<<Tortured Iranian Protester Needs Urgent Liver Transplant...
and <<Crackdown on Hijab Violators: Image-Less Posters Appear on Iranian Cinemas...
and <<Tortured Iranian Rapper Denied Surgical Procedure in Jail...
and <<Kurdish Political Prisoner Soheila Mohammadi Denied Leave Despite Securing Bail...
and <<Family Lawyer’s Take on Probe Into Iranian Teen's Death During Protest...
and <<Supreme Court of Iran rejects Saeeda Shafiei's request for retrial...
and <<Hadis Eslami and 3 other women are killed by husbands, father...
and more news...

November 7 - 1, 2023
<<Iranian Authorities Dismiss Case over Teenage Protester's Death...
and <<Iranian Authorities Urged to Give Mohammadi Medical Help...
and <<Iranian Actress in Shock after Attack by Machete-Wielding Thief...
and <<Iranian journalist Negar Ostad Agha taken to Gharchak Prison...
and <<Iranian Kurd Executed after Nearly 14-Year Imprisonment...
and <<Jailed Nobel Peace Prize Winner Mohammadi on Hunger Strike...
and <<Egyptian activists: We must take action for Iranian women...
and <<The Iranian Judiciary sentenced Mahsa Yazdani to 13 years in prison.
and more news...

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....
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

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 ...

 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 - 10 Nov 2023
<<Nineteen-Year-Old Baha'i in Yazd Among Latest Iran Arrests
Iran's Ministry of Intelligence agents in the central city of Yazd arrested Kamiyab Raei, a 19-year-old Baha'i citizen, earlier this week. According to reports obtained by IranWire, security officers visited Raei's house and conducted a search, confiscating personal items such as books, mobile phones, and laptops on November 8. No information is available regarding the reasons for the arrests or their whereabouts. Raei's arrest is one of a number of recent arrests of Baha'i citizens in Iran. Over the past two days, authorities have conducted searches at the residences of Baha'i citizens in the cities of Hamadan, Karaj, and Yazd, leading to the arrest of over a dozen people. Additionally, in the past month, six other Baha'i citizens were arrested in Yazd and 10 women were arrested in Isfahan. While five of the detainees were released on bail, Eman Rashidi remains in custody under the supervision of the Yazd Intelligence Department. The Iranian government has intensified its crackdown on members of the Baha'i faith, imprisoning dozens of them on spurious charges over the past year, as well as denying access to higher education, livelihoods, and confiscating or destroying personal properties.>>

Iranwire - 10 Nov 2023
<<Iranian Family Cancels Ceremony Marking Anniversary of Protester’s Death
The family of Yalda Aghafazli, a young protester who died shortly after her release from prison, has canceled a ceremony planned on the first anniversary of her death, under apparent pressure from the security apparatus of the Islamic Republic. The message <No ceremony for Yalda Aghafazli's anniversary> was posted on the family's Instagram page late on November 9, two days before the anniversary. Earlier, Mehrdad Aghafazli, Yalda's father, announced that a remembrance ceremony would be held for the 19-year-old artist in Tehran's Behesht Zahra cemetery on November 11. Yalda was arrested on October 26 last year for participating in nationwide protests sparked by the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini. In Qarchak prison, Tehran province, she went on a hunger strike before being released on November 6. Five days later, she died under mysterious circumstances and was buried under strict security measures in Behesht Zahra cemetery. More than 500 people were killed by security forces and over 20,000 were unlawfully detained during the unrest that rocked Iran for months. Following biased trials, the judiciary has handed down stiff sentences, including the death penalty, to protesters. Seven of them have been executed so far.The security agencies of the Islamic Republic have exerted pressure on the victims' families through collective arrests and the summoning of grieving families by security agencies. As a result, many families have canceled remembrance ceremonies for their loved ones. In August, Amnesty International said the authorities had escalated their campaign of harassment and intimidation against the families of the victims in an attempt to <cover up their crimes.> >>

Iranwire - 10 Nov 2023
<<Ceremony Held for Iranian Boy Killed in Protest One Week Early
The family of Kian Pirfalak, a nine-year-old Iranian boy who was killed during nationwide protests, held a remembrance ceremony at his gravesite one week before the one-year anniversary of his death. Kian's parents, Mahmonir Molaei-Rad and Maysam Pirfalak, gathered at his tomb on November 9, alongside other relatives and friends, amid heavy security presence. Videos and photos shared on social media show the mourners offering their condolences. In one footage, Kian's mother is seen kneeling and weeping. Kian was shot and killed by government forces during protests in the city of Izeh on November 16, 2022, sparking outrage inside and outside Iran. The boy became a symbol of the brutality of the Iranian government's crackdown on dissent. His family's decision to hold the remembrance ceremony one week early comes amid increased pressure by the security agencies of the Islamic Republic on the families of the victims of the government's crackdown on dissent. On his Instagram page, Kian's father wrote that the ceremony was held on November 9.>>

Shafiqa Badli
Jinha - Womens News Agency - 10 Nov 2023 - by Shabnam Tavakoli
<<Afghan women refugees live through difficult conditions in Iran
Tehran- Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021, Afghan women have been subjected to many rights violations. Afghan women have been excluded from all facets of life; they have been deprived of their right to education, banned from working in most sectors outside the home, entering amusement parks, public baths, gyms and sports clubs. Thousands of Afghans, who did not want to be under the Taliban rule, fled the country and faced many problems such as poverty, racism, violence and harassment on their routes to other countries. Before the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, Afghans suffered from economic crisis, environmental disasters such as drought and poor living conditions for 20 years. However, their suffering doubled after the Taliban takeover. Afghanistan is among the poorest countries in the world. These factors caused thousands of Afghan people to migrate to Iran and Pakistan. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are approximately 3 million Afghan citizens in Iran as of January 2023. Since residence of Afghan refugees is prohibited in 15 provinces of Iran, Afghan refugees live in poor suburbs of big cities such as Tehran, Isfahan and Mashhad. Most Afghan refugees work as laborers in Iran.
The story of Shafiqa Badli
Shafiqa Badli (60) is one of the Afghan women refugees struggling to survive despite difficult living conditions. She lost her husband during the Soviet-Afghan War (1979-1989). <I was pregnant and my son was just two years old when my husband was killed in the Soviet-Afghan war. I raised my son and daughter alone. My son got married and had two children. However, the Taliban killed my son when his children were five and six years old. One of my grandchildren had a motorcycle accident. His ribs and leg were broken in the accident. He has platinum inside his leg now and cannot work.>
Her son was killed by the Taliban
Speaking about the killing of her son, she said, <When the Taliban entered our city, they killed women and men. We had to leave the country after the Taliban killed my son. Now, I sell clothes at the Tehran metro. People tell me 'go to your own country and work there' and use bad language against me because I am a refugee. We live through difficult conditions in Iran.>
'We have nowhere to go'
One day, Shafiqa Badli took her five-year-old grandson with her to the metro. <An Iranian woman beat my grandson when he sat next to her. I tried to stop her but she beat me. We have a very difficult life but we have nowhere to go. Although we live through difficult conditions in Iran, we can find a piece of bread and have a cup of tea.> >>
Source incl. video:

Liberation Front 2019/ 2023