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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, Zendagi, Azadi uprising in Iran and the struggles of our sisters in Afghanistan.
This online magazine started December 2019 and will be published evey month and concerning the 'Women, Life, Freedom' revolution in Iran every week. Thank you for your time and interest.
Gino d'Artali
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radical feminist and womens 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. 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: August 31 - 18  -- August 15 - 1--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 August 20, 2023

 

'BIOLOGICAL

TERROR ATTACKS
AGAINST SCHOOLGIRLS'

'IRANIAN JOURNALISTS
UNDER SIEGE'

Updated August 17, 2023

'BLINDING

AS A WEAPON'
Updated July 18, 2023

'THE HANGING SPREE'

 Updated August 12, 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 from left to right 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. 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 August 25, 2023)

 

Click here to go to
August week 5, 2023

 

August 18 - 15 / February 13, 2023
Forough Farrokhzad:
<A poet of all ages ...>
and
<Iranian Influential Women...>
and something else...

August 23, 2023
<<Iranian Authorities Detain Relatives of 2022 Protest Victims...
 

 

August 24 - 22, 2023
<<Farzin Marofi: Killed for Celebrating National Football Team's Loss....
and <<The Ordeal of 3 Political Prisoners in the Central Prison of Mashhad....
and <<Iranian Government Detains Relatives of Crackdown Victims Who Seek Justice....
and <<Mahsa Yazdani arrested in Iran for seeking justice for her killed son....
and <<Nasrin Alizadeh detained, Families of Uprising Victims Face Further Oppression....
and <<Ebrahim Golestan, Giant of Iranian Cinema and Persian Literature, Dies at 101....
and <<Businesses Stage Strikes to Protest Sunni Cleric Arrest....
and so much more news

August 22 - 18, 2023
<<Mahsa Amini's Lawyer on Trial for <Propaganda>....
and <<French Activists Call for Release of 12 Detained Iranian Women....
and <<10-year-old child shot dead by Iran's security forces....
and <<Iranian Protester's Detention Triggers Mother's Demise....
and <<The Western Lawmakers of Iranian Descent Who Supported Protests....
and <<Nika Shakarami died from repeated blows of the baton to her head...
and <<How the <Woman, Life, Freedom> Movement Has Changed Documenting Human Rights Violations....
and so much more news
 

August 15 - 11, 2023
<<Hessam Moradi: Excessive Bail Forces Protester to Stay in Jail....
and <<University Students Summoned by Security Institutions amid Fear of Renewed Protests....
and <<Jailed Iranian University Lecturer Is <Skin and Bones>....
and <<Twin Sisters Arrested in Iran's Kurdistan; Whereabouts Unknown....
and <<Iranian journalist Nazila Maroufian arrested for third time....
and <<200 Female Students of Bu-Ali University are Denied Dormitories....
and so much more news and
and the first 3 weeks of that month:

2-weekly opinion by Gino d'Artali:
Dedicated to the women-led revolution
August 4 - July 15, 2023

July 15 - 1, 2023
June 30 - 15, 2023

June 15 - 9, 2023

RELATED
'AFGHANISTAN's WOMEN IN RESISTENCE.  

 

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 - August 22 2023
<<Wife of Slain Kurdish Protester Arrested in Iran
Iranian authorities have arrested Shermin Habibi, the wife of a Kurdish demonstrator who was killed during the Islamic Republic's forces' crackdown on protesters last year, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network reported Tuesday. Habibi was detained on August 22 in the northwestern city of Saqqez. Security forces also raided on Monday the home of the mother of Fereydoun Mahmoudi - who was killed during protests in Saqqez, a Kurdish city, last year. Three men and one woman were involved in the Monday raid. The agents told Mahmoudi's mother that they were looking for her daughter-in-law, Shermin Habibi, who has now been arrested. Habibi has been accused of <propaganda activity> against the Islamic Republic and <inciting public unrest> through online platforms. She has previously spoken about the pressures that security forces have put on her family since her husband Fereydoun's death. Amnesty International has condemned the Iranian government's treatment of the families of protest victims, calling it a <campaign of intimidation> in a report on August 21.>>
Read more here:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/119719-wife-of-slain-kurdish-protester-arrested-in-iran/
and more about the Amnesty International report below.

Iranwire - August 22 2023
<<Mahsa Amini's Lawyer on Trial for <Propaganda>
Saleh Nikbakht, a prominent lawyer who represents the family of Mahsa Amini, a young woman who died in custody last year, is to face trial on charges of <propaganda activity> against the Islamic Republic. The trial is scheduled for August 29 at Branch 28 of Tehran's Revolutionary Court, according to Kurdistan Human Rights Network. The charges against Nikbakht stem from his participation in interviews with both domestic and foreign media outlets, in which he criticized the government's handling of Aminiís death and its aftermath. He has also been questioned for criticizing the findings of a forensic commission about Amini's death. The Ministry of Intelligence, which is the plaintiff in the case, alleges that Nikbakht has been <motivating> the Amini family to pursue justice for their daughter's death. The September 2022 death in police custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini sparked a wave of nationwide anger. She had been arrested for allegedly wearing a hijab improperly.>>
Read more here:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/119714-mahsa-aminis-lawyer-on-trial-for-propaganda/

Iranwire - August 22 2023
<<Two More Baha'is Arrested in Ongoing Persecutions
Security forces of the Islamic Republic in the city of Semnan violently arrested two members of the persecuted Baha'i religious minority on Monday, IranWire reports. The first arrest took place at the home of Anisa Fanaian Iqani. Agents entered the home without a warrant and for three hours searched the premises, seizing Baha'i books and photographs, mobile phones, laptops, money and gold. Fanaian Iqani was taken into custody after her house was searched and transported her to an undisclosed location. The second arrest took place at the home of Shabnam Tebianian. Agents there stopped Tebianian as she was in the car, preparing to collect her child from school, then removed her from the vehicle and searched her home.
The agents also confiscated religious literature and images. Tebianian was then arrested and taken to an undisclosed location. The arrests are the latest in a series of persecutions against the Baha'i community in Iran.>>
Read more here:
https://iranwire.com/en/bahais-of-iran/119716-two-more-bahais-arrested-in-ongoing-persecutions/

Iranwire - August 22 2023
<<French Activists Call for Release of 12 Detained Iranian Women
A coalition of lawyers, representatives from the French parliament, artists, and women's rights activists have called for the release of 12 detained women's rights activists in Iran. A letter, which was sent to the Iranian embassy in France on August 22, states that the activists were arrested in the northern province of Gilan. The activists were arrested on August 16 at their homes in the cities of Rasht, Foman and Anzali, the feminist Twitter account Bidarzani reported. They include Forough Sami-nia, Yasamin Hashdari, Jelveh Javaheri, Zahra Dadras, Zohreh Dadras and Negin Rezaei.
There is no information available about their whereabouts.
The letter also states that the activists have been detained in undisclosed locations and have not been allowed to contact their families or lawyers.
<We remind you that no individual should face persecution due to their beliefs and freedom of expression is unequivocally safeguarded by the principles enshrined within the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, an agreement of which the Islamic Republic of Iran is a signatory,> the letter reads. The letter's signatories argue that the arrests are a violation of the activists' right to freedom of expression and assembly. The Iranian government has a long history of silencing and imprisoning women who speak out for their rights.>>
Read more here:
https://iranwire.com/en/women/119715-french-activists-call-for-release-of-12-detained-iranian-women/


JINHA - Womens news agency - August 22, 2023
<<10-year-old child shot dead by Iran's security forces
News Center- 10-year-old Baloch child identified as Ehsan Yusufzahi was shot to death by Iranian security forces in Dalgan County of Sistan and Baluchestan province on Sunday, August 19. According to local reports, Iran's security forces stopped Ehsan Yusufzahi when he was riding a motorcycle to go to his village from Dalgan County. Iran's security forces reportedly fired on him when he tried to flee fearing that they were thieves.
Every year, dozens of Baloch citizens are killed or arrested by Iran's security forces.>>
Source:
https://jinhaagency1.com/en/actual/10-year-old-child-shot-dead-by-iran-s-security-forces-33737
Note by Gino d'Artali: Read also
iranwire - August 21, 2023 - by EHSAN MEHRABI
<<Khamenei Warns Revolutionary Guards Against Complacency...
and about corruptions within its ranks and the to expect protests and unrests concerning the upcoming commemoration of Jina Mahsa Amini...
Read all about it here:
https://iranwire.com/en/politics/119689-khamenei-warns-revolutionary-guards-against-complacency/

Iranwire - August 21 2023
<<Iran's Latest Executions Bring 2023 Total to 465
Iran's judiciary has executed eight people over the past three days, according to human rights groups. The latest executions took place on Monday morning at Zahedan prison - where four prisoners were put to death for drug-related charges - the Haalvsh human rights website said. The four individuals were identified as 29-year-old Abdul Samad Khadem, Aqoob Ejbari, a father of eight, Mohammad Anwar Barahui, and a fourth individual with the surname Qanbarzahi. Two more prisoners were executed in the city at the weekend. They have been identified as Abdul Samad Shahouzahi and Mahmoud Rigi. Meanwhile, multiple sources reported that on the morning of August 19, a man's death sentence for drug-related charges was carried out at Dezful prison. This individual, not publicly identified, had been arrested for <possession and trafficking of 20 kilograms of crystal meth> and was sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court of Dezful. The HRANA human rights website also reported the execution of another prisoner on August 21. Abdulreza Qalavand, father of one, was executed in the Shiban prison of Ahvaz after serving a decade in prison for drug-related charges. Furthermore, on August 20, HRANA reported the transfer of another prisoner, Mehdi Bameri, to solitary confinement ahead of his own death sentence. Bameri was sentenced to death in 2016 on a murder charge. The executions come just days after the Iran Human Rights organization warned of an <unprecedented intensification of the execution process> in recent months. The organization stated that 61 prisoners were executed in Iran in July, among them 11 Baluch, three Afghan, and others from various ethnicities and locations. According to reports from Iran Human Rights, which is based in Norway, since the beginning of 2023 the group has documented reports of 465 executions in Iran. And actual figures may even surpass confirmed data.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/119674-irans-latest-executions-bring-2023-total-to-465/

Iranwire - August 21 2023
<<Iranian Protester's Detention Triggers Mother's Demise
The mother of a detained 19-year-old Iranian protester, who has spent months in prison, has died after suffering a mental breakdown over her son's uncertain situation, IranWire reports. Ali Makan Davari, from northern Langrood, was arrested and imprisoned in October 2022 following nationwide protests. He was accused by the Langrood Revolutionary Court of <disruption of order, gathering and collusion with the intention of disrupting national security, corruption on Earth, propaganda activity, waging war against God and insulting the leader of the Islamic Republic.>
The accusations carry a death sentence. A separate case involving Davari pertains to his alleged disobedience of a security officer's orders - resulting in a bail order of 500 million tomans ($10,000). However, no definitive verdict has been issued for either of these cases, leaving his fate uncertain. The trial for this protester occurred in December 2022, subsequently leading to his release from detention on bail.>>
Read more here:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/119675-iranian-protesters-detention-triggers-mothers-demise/

Iranwire - August 21 2023
<<Iranian Filmmaker Navid Mihandoost Starts Prison Sentence
Acclaimed Iranian film director and writer Navid Mihandoost has started a three-ear prison sentence in Tehran' Evin prison, according to the activist HRANA news agency. HRANA says Mihandoost appeared before Branch 1 of the 33rd District Prosecutor's Office in the capital on August 20 and was subsequently moved to Ward 4 of Evin prison. The judiciary initially sentenced the filmmaker in December 2020 to three years and six months in prison for allegedly participating in <ropaganda activity against the Islamic Republic>and engaging in actions that harmed national security. A court of appeals confirmed the verdict in February 2021 but reduced Mihandoost's prison term to three years. Neda Mihandoost, his sister, has told IranWire that the case stemmed from a documentary Mihandoost made about the life of US-based activist Masih Alinejad. <My brother made this documentary in 2009, when Alinejad was legally traveling in Iran and was actively engaged as a journalist. Of course this film has never been publicly shown anywhere in the world,> she said. Born in 1973, Navid Mihandoost directed TV series including
<Footprint of Breeze,> <Glass Wall> and <Maybe it will happen to you> as well as the movie <Whatever God Wants.> >>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/119670-iranian-filmmaker-navid-mihandoost-starts-prison-sentence/

Iranwire - August 20, 2023 - by SHOHREH MEHRNAMI
<<The Western Lawmakers of Iranian Descent Who Supported Protests
In November of 2022, while the nationwide protests triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of morality police were at their peak and members of the Islamic Republic's parliament called for the execution of the demonstrators, a Swedish lawmaker read the names of Iranian teenagers killed by forces of repression. During a parliament session, Alireza Akhundi, who is of Iranian origin, burst into tears as he read names such as Nika Shakarami and Sarina Esmailzadeh.
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Alireza Akhundi was among dozens of MPs of Iranian origin in the parliaments of other countries who echoed the voice of protesters in Iran. About 20 days after the death of Mahsa Amini, Darya Safai, a member of the Belgian parliament, cut her hair in parliament in solidarity with the anti-government demonstrations in Iran. On the eve of the anniversary of Amini's death, a number of MPs of Iranian descent continue to use their voices to remind the world of the situation in Iran, although there are also other MPs of Iranian origin who never uttered a word about the protests and or never posted anything on social media.
Iranians, Most Active on the Swedish Political Scene
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[note from cryfreedom.net editor: do click on the url below to read all about the Western-european political support]
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In a non-binding resolution in January 2023, the European Parliament called for the IRGC to be included to the European Union's terrorist list and, on May 10, the Swedish parliament, including its members of Iranian descent, passed a similar bill.
From Detention in Iran to Membership in the Belgian Parliament
Without a doubt, Darya Safai has been one of the most active Iranian-born parliamentarians in a foreign country.
Born in Tehran in 1975, Safai grew up in Iran, studied dentistry at Tehran University, and actively participated in the student protests against the Islamic Republic in 1999, when she was arrested and held for 24 days in solitary confinement. Released on bail, she fled the country via Turkey and settled in Belgium with her husband, a leader of the student protest movement, and became a member of the Belgian parliament in 2019. Darya Safai and Akhundi have been the most active parliamentarians of Iranian origin, in parliament, in street rallies and on social media. Both supported a large rally of Iranians in Brussels calling for designating the IRGC as a terrorist organization. And in December 2022, Safai announced her <political sponsorship> of Mohammad Hosseini, a protester executed in January 2023 after being sentenced to death. In 2014, Darya Safai started a campaign called <Let Iranian Women Enter Their Stadiums> which received a lot of attention. Safai told IranWire that when she started her campaign she realized that she must place herself at the heart of Belgian politics because the West does not know much about the demands of the Iranian people and is under the impression that Iranians want the Islamic Republic regime to last. <The death of Mahsa broke the hearts of all Iranians and provided an opportunity for the entire nation of Iran to rise up,> she said. <Expatriate Iranians, who were forced to leave the country due to various pressures and are themselves victims of the Islamic Republic, are also part of this unified nation. For this reason and with this motivation, all Iranians joined together for the freedom of their country and of their fellow countrymen.> This 48-year-old member of the Belgian parliament believes that after the <Woman, Life, Freedom> movement, parliaments in Europe saw Iran and Iranians differently, like they have woken up after a years-long sleep. <Western politicians understood that Iranian people want a regime change and not reforms within the regime, which is an impossibility,> she told IranWire. <They saw that Iranians have common values such as individual freedoms, women's freedoms and secularism, and that Iranians are at the forefront of the global fight against totalitarianism and extreme Islamism. There can be no doubt that they found this attractive and admirable because the courage of the Iranian people has opened a window of hope for the West itself, hope for a secure future for the region and the whole world.>
Norway with Two Iranian-Born Lawmakers
[note from cryfreedom.net editor: do click on the url below to read all about the Western-european political support]
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Berlin, the Capital of Iranian Protesters in Germany
[note from cryfreedom.net editor: do click on the url below to read all about the Western-european political support]
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From Canada to New Zealand: Non-Stop Support
[note from cryfreedom.net editor: do click on the url below to read all about the Western political support in the Canadian and New Zealand hemisphere]
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While members of the Iranian parliament who, during the bloody crackdown on protests, were calling for the execution of protesters are people' representatives only in name, MPs of Iranian descent in other countries stood up in support of defenseless Iranians inside the country. Their support shall not be forgotten.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/politics/119661-the-western-lawmakers-of-iranian-descent-who-supported-protests/


NCRI - August 19, 2023 - in The Fallen for Freedom - Women's news
Nika Shakarami
<<Nika Shakarami died from repeated blows of the baton to her head
Nika Shakarami was born on October 2, 2005, in Khorramabad, Lorestan province, in western Iran. She lived with her aunt Atash Shakrami in Tehran.
The 17-year-old young woman was abducted and murdered by the IRGC's security forces at Tehran's Keshavarz Blvd on September 20, 2022, during Iran protests. Her friends, who were with her during the protests, say Nika continued to chant slogans ceaselessly and was fearless. According to available information, her last known communication was a message sent to one of her friends around 7:00 PM. Nika Shakarami said security forces were chasing her, and she was running away. Nika's family went looking for her everywhere in prisons, detention centers, police stations, and even the forensic pathologist of Kahrizak Prison. Her aunt said that unofficial sources contacted her and told her that Nika was kidnapped, held, and questioned by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps for a week. She was then transferred and detained for a short time in Evin Prison. However, when her family went to Evin, they were told that Nika Shakarami was not there.
Nika Shakarmi died from repeated blows of the baton to her head
In the final hours of her life, Nika was fearless during the protests. On Friday, September 30, Shakrami's family was informed by the police station that someone with similar characteristics had been discovered during forensic examinations of dead protesters. They said Nika's body was at the Kahrizak morgue. Finally, after ten days of searching for her, Nika Shakrami's body was handed over to her family. When they received her body, they saw that Nika's nose was crushed and her skull had been broken and disintegrated from multiple blows from a hard object, perhaps a baton. While announcing the news of her niece's death, Atash Shakarami said the authorities had told them that Nika Shakarami had died because of falling from a height. To illustrate this, they were shown a photograph of her lifeless body on a sidewalk. But her brother told her the picture of Nika's body was suspicious, and it did not seem like she had fallen from a building. On Saturday morning, October 1, Nikaís family went to Khorramabad's cemetery for the burial of their daughter, but special IRGC forces attacked them. Intelligence services stole Nika Shakarami's body and buried her in Veysian Village. The funeral ceremony of Nika Shakrami, with the presence of a large crowd, turned into a protest with people chanting <death to the dictator> and the security officers shooting at them. The security officers threatened Nika's family that if they participated in demonstrations and protests, they would also kill Nika's aunt, Atash Shakarami. Nika Shakarmi died from repeated blows of the baton to her head
Nika was reportedly abducted, raped and thrown from a height
The mullahs' regime resorted to producing fake videos to cover its role in the torture, rape, and murder of Nika Shakarami. The security forces arrested Nika's uncle and aunt, Mohsen and Atash Shakarami. They forced them to make false confessions on television. Both had initially announced that Nika had been kidnapped for ten days, and the circumstances of her death were suspicious. Her mother said Nika's face and nose were crushed, but her body was in good shape. She publicly stated that the CCTV footage broadcast on state television was unclear and could not prove that the girl entering the building was Nika Shakarami. False claims over Nika Shakarami's murder provoke public outrage. Nika's mother denied the government's story about her daughter's suicide and said we just want justice. She continued, <I want the ambiguities of my child's case to be investigated and those responsible for this tragic incident to accept their responsibility. I want it to be investigated transparently without pressure.>
Nika's mother exclaimed, <My daughter was courageous, fearless, and opposed to the guidance patrols. She wanted to participate in the protests and express the pains of her generation.> Nika Shakarami talked to her mother several times during the day of the incident. She told her that she was participating in the protests. Her mother described that in one of the calls, it sounded like Nika and her friends were running from the officers. Mrs. Shakarami said Nika was not a depressed girl who wanted to commit suicide. She just wanted to change the current condition of Iran and society.>>
Source:
https://women.ncr-iran.org/2023/08/19/nika-shakarami/

iranwire - August 18, 2023 - by OMID SHAMS
<<How the <Woman, Life, Freedom> Movement Has Changed Documenting Human Rights Violations
It has been almost a year since the <Woman, Life, Freedom> movement started with unprecedented nationwide protests over the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the Islamic Republic's morality police. Since then, we have witnessed fundamental changes in the demands of Iranian society, the methods of struggle and the relationship between the people and the government. However, this protest movement, along with the November 2019 protests, has deeply affected other aspects of the struggle in Iran such as reporting, recording and documenting human rights violations, and has opened a new path.
A Human Rights Revolution>>
Read this full and must read really even when long article here:
https://iranwire.com/en/society/119620-how-the-woman-life-freedom-movement-has-changed-documenting-human-rights-violations/

Jinha - Womens news agency - July 14,2023
<<Woman from Kermanshah: Iranian women want to have equal rights with men
Kermanshah- Jina Mahsa Amini, who was hospitalized due to torture in custody by Iran's so-called <morality police> for not wearing her hijab properly, died in the intensive care unit of Tehran's Kasra Hospital on September 16, 2022. Protests led by women chanting, <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi (English: Women, Life, Freedom)> sparked in Iran and Eastern Kurdistan following the death of Jina Mahsa Amini. However, the Iranian government has been using many methods such as torture, execution and violence to quell the nationwide protests. Despite the oppression of the Iranian government, the people in Iran and Eastern Kurdistan have been holding protests for 10 months.
'Women keep resisting despite all kinds of oppression'
H.G. is a woman from Kermanshah believing that having a free life is one of the most fundamental rights of every individual. <Security forces and some people in society try to oppress women for not wearing hijab. Women keep resisting despite all kinds of oppression.>
'Women want to have equal rights with men'
Noting that as women, they are aware of their rights, she said, <Hijab should be optional not compulsory. A free life is one of the most fundamental rights of every individual. Women certainly want to have equal rights with men to participate in all facets of life.> >>
Source:
https://jinhaagency.com/en/actual/woman-from-kermanshah-iranian-women-want-to-have-equal-rights-with-men-33559
Opinion by Gino d'Artali: Yes, Jinha just now published this article but... as my mother always said: <There is no old news because there's always news one can learn something from>. And let us commemorate Jina Mahsa Amini with our deepest respect and love and keep fighting 'till justice has been served.

Jinha - Womens news agency - August 19,2023
<<Second day of conference held in Beirut
News Center- The international women's conference on the experiences of women's movements, which kicked off in Beirut yesterday under the motto, <In the footsteps of Jin, Jiyan, Azadi>, has entered its second day. On the first day of the conference, women from 11 countries participating in the conference shared their experiences. In the second session, Neslihan Acar, politician and women's rights activist, highlighted the role of the co-presidential system in the democratization of politics.
'The female representation in Parliament should increase in Northern Kurdistan and Turkey'
Neslihan Acar said that the search for the truth is about freedom and that the first person who mentioned this idea was Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. Reminding that the women's representation in municipalities and parliaments all around the world is about 18%, Neslihan Acar said, <However, the percentage of women's representation in Northern Kurdistan and Turkey is lower.> In her speech, Siham Reşo, member of the Diplomacy Committee of the Yazidi Free Women's Movement (Kurdish: Tevgera Azadiya Jinen Ezidi-TAJE), drew attention to the experiences of Yazidi women rescued from ISIS.
'There is a support for Iranian and Afghan women'
Rozerin Kemanger, head of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the East Kurdistan Free Woman Society (KJAR), highlighted the revolution of <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi (Women, Life, Freedom)> led by women in Eastern Kurdistan. <Iran's Mullah Regime says, 'We rule Iran, no one can interfere'. After the revolution started in the country, we saw that people rule themselves after the revolution. There is a global support for Iranian and Afghan women.>
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Today, the participants will discuss the role of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan in the women's struggle, the isolation imposed on him and how to break the isolation imposed on him in Imrali.>>
Read more here:
https://jinhaagency1.com/en/actual/second-day-of-conference-held-in-beirut-33723

Iranwire - August 18, 2023 - by ROGHAYEH REZAEI
<<Women Insulted, Summoned for Protesting to <Save Lake Urmia>
Dozens of mostly women staged two rallies in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz in recent days to protest the shrinking of Lake Urmia, one of the world's largest salt lakes. The first protests took place in front of the Natural Resources Department in Tabriz on August 12, and the second was held two days later outside the governorate building, according to information received by IranWire. The demonstrators chanted slogans such as <Lake Urmia is thirsty> and <Save Lake Urmia> and held placards reading <We will not rest until the lake is rejuvenated,> among other things.
<Many well-known women were among the 200 participants in the August 14 gathering, and around 20 to 30 people are engaged in environmental, social and charitable activities or are writers, musicians and painters,> a source told IranWire. The source said that the security forces used intimidation tactics against the crowd: <They threatened to take photos of everyone [and] their threats were accompanied by derogatory remarks. They said, 'Old women, why did you come here? It's none of your business.'> After the August 14 rally, six women participants, including poets and writers Roghayeh Kabiri and Negar Khiyavi, were summoned to the Tabriz Intelligence Department for questioning. The women were asked about the organization of the rallies and their alleged affiliations. They were also questioned about their children's overseas education. The women refused to sign any pledge to not participate in future demonstrations, saying they have the right to take to the streets to protect Lake Urmia from further drying up. Lake Urmia has shrunk in recent decades due to prolonged droughts and the extraction of water for farming and dams, which has had a devastating impact on the regional environment and the lives of local communities. Iranian scientists have warned that the lake's water levels are the lowest recorded in 60 years. Earlier this year, former Agriculture Minister Isa Kalantari warned that the shrinking of what was once the largest lake in the Middle East could force the displacement of up to 4 million people.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/provinces/119613-women-insulted-summoned-for-protesting-to-save-lake-urmia/


Jinha - Womens news agency - August 18,2023
<<'Jin, Jiyan, Azadi' Conference kicks off in Beirut
Beirut- A two-day conference titled, <In the footsteps of Jin, Jiyan, Azadi> has kicked off in Beirut, Lebanon, with the participation of women from 11 countries, especially MENA countries. The conference held by the JIN Women Association in cooperation with the Newroz Cultural Association has been dedicated to Yazidi women, who were massacred and abducted by ISIS on August 3, 2014 and Afghan women, who have been oppressed by the Taliban since 2021. Aida Nasrallah, President of the Lebanese Committee for Women's Rights, made the opening speech of the conference. <Women have faced a great injustice in many fields such as politics, social, economic and legal fields and their freedom has been restricted,> she said in her speech.
'We will respond to femicide with our joint struggle'
Hanan Osman, the head of the Newroz Cultural Association, also made a speech at the conference. Her speech said, <Your participation underlines the irrepressible will of women. We would like to emphasize the importance of women's unity, which is the foundation of peace and freedom. At the conference, we will respond to femicide with our joint struggle. We will fight all forces that aim to deprive women of their freedom and we will keep being the voices of women.> The conference consists of four sessions The two-day conference consists of four sessions. At the first session, the participants will discuss the interventions of foreign and Western countries on Arab countries and their effects on Arab women. The second session will shed light on how Kurdish women are affected by the crisis and the division of their country. The third session is about the situation of women in Iran and Eastern Kurdistan. On the second day of the conference, the participants will discuss the role of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan in the women's struggle, the isolation imposed on him and how to break the isolation imposed on him in Imrali.>>
Source incl. video:
https://jinhaagency1.com/en/actual/jin-jiyan-azadi-conference-kicks-off-in-beirut-33717
Opinion by Gino d'Artali: This is how the Iranian women-led 'Zan, Zendagi, Azadi' revolution became and in growing becomes a worldwide movement aka 'Woman. Life, Freedom' / 'Jin, Jiyan, Azadi' movement and is becoming more strong by the day. Patriarchic men, you better watch your back!!

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