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: 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.

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


Updated September 27, 2023


Updated September 6, 2023


Updated September 19, 2023   



Updated September 21, 2023


 Updated September 6, 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 September 29, 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 8: 18 - 17 September, 2023
Part 9: 20 - 12 September 2023
Part 10:  22 - 21 September 2023

Part 11: 28 - 22 September 2023

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:

Please do read because I wrote some thoughts and reflection about the coming commemoration of the killing of the 22-year-old Jina Mahsa Amini

This call ends October 17, 2023!


September 29 - 26, 2023

September 29 - 26, 2023
and <<Aylar Haghi, a young and brave girl from Tabriz who gave her life for freedom...
and <<Three Relatives of Ailing Political Prisoner Sepehri Arrested...
and <<Samaneh Asghari and others detained on the anniversary of the 2022 uprising...
and Jailed Iranian Activist Sepehri Needs Urgent Heart Surgery...
and <<Iranian Student Imprisoned for Being Concerned by Jailed Mother's Health...
and <<Protesting Workers in Iran Sentenced to Fines, Flogging...
and <<No news received from four women since their arrest in Iran...
and <<Lida receives threats from Iran's intelligence agencies: Those who fight for their freedom will definitely win...
and <<The new academic year in Iran sees strict clothing restrictions for female students
and more news...

September 26 - 23, 2023
<<Tension High in Iran's Zahedan ahead of <Bloody Friday> Anniversary...
and <<Sahar Salehian is arrested, others are deprived of education...
and <<More Iranian students are arrested and deprived of education...
and <<Iranian Schools Reopen with Staff from Basij and Seminaries...
and <<41 women, 11 girls killed in Iran in first six months of 2023, report says...
and <<Six more women are among those apprehended to prevent another uprising...
and so much more news...

September 22 - 21, 2023
= update page of the right part:
<<Hoda Sadeghi arrested in Ilam...
and <<Suppressive Hijab and Chastity Bill is Approved by the Mullahs’ Parliament...
and <<International Community Should Call for an End to Gender Apartheid in Iran...
and <<Jina Mahsa Amini nominated for EU's Sakharov Prize...

September 20 - 19, 2023
<<Iranian parliament passes bill toughening penalties for women defying hijab law...
and <<Fatemeh Ziaii and Azar Karvandi in dire health conditions in Evin Prison...
and <<'The Islamic Republic of Iran aims to silence filmmakers by arresting them'...
and <<Jailed Iranian Singer Yarrahi Faces Raft of Charges...
and <<Siamak Namazi Decries Islamic Republic's <Gratuitous Cruelty>...
and <<Women's <Honor> Killings Continued Unabated in Past Year...
and more news

Cruel regime stories not for the faint of heart:
September 18, 2023
<<Women's <Honor> Killings Continued Unabated in Past Year....
September 12, 2023
<<Unemployment Protest: What Happened at Iran's Aqdara Gold Mine?....
September 8, 2023
<<Iranian Protester Killed in Prison Through <Torture,> Ex-Cellmate Says <They killed him. I swear, they killed him.....
September 1, 2023
<Evin Prison is a University and Iran is a Detention Center>....
August 30, 2023
<<Pedram Azarnoosh: A Slain and Immortal Giant of the Protests....
August 29, 2023
<<Yasaman Rezaei Babadi: Threatened with Rape if She Didn’t Confess....
August 27, 2023
<<Maryam Akbari Monfared, A Brave Woman Standing Like a Mountain against All Odds....


September 8, 2023
<<Iran's Ongoing Literacy Crisis: Women and Girls Left Behind...

September 15 - 11, 2023
<<Iranian children's rights activist Samaneh Asghari arrested again..
and <<'The Iranian women's revolution is a renaissance that will soon reap its fruits'...
and <<Six Activists Arrested in Tabriz; Reason and Whereabouts Unknown...
and <<Top Iranian Officials Targeted in French Criminal Complaint...
and <<University Purge in Iran: Crisis in Higher Education...
and more menu links to news untill September 1, 2023




2-weekly opinion by Gino d'Artali:
Dedicated to the women-led revolution
Note from Gino d'Artali: I'm still in the 40-day mourning period of the death of Jina Amini. 
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.>
Gianna d'Artali.

Iranwire - September 29, 2023
<<Three Relatives of Ailing Political Prisoner Sepehri Arrested
Iranian authorities have arrested two brothers and the daughter of prominent political prisoner Fatemeh Sepehri, who was hospitalized this week for a serious heart condition. Hossein and Mohammad Hossein Sepehri were arrested on September 27, the same day their sister was transferred from Vakil Abad prison to Qaim Hospital in the northeastern city of Mashhad, their brother Ali said on X on September 29. He said security forces later detained Sepehri's daughter, Hamideh Mahdavi Moein. Ali Sepehri said that his sister <urgently requires heart surgery,> but she will only consent to the operation when their relatives are released. The activist was arrested in Mashhad on September 12, 2022, and was sentenced in February this year to a total of 18 years in prison on charges including <propaganda against the regime,> <cooperating with hostile countries> and <insulting> Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his predecessor, Ruhollah Khomeini. She is one of the 14 signatories of a 2019 statement calling for Khamenei's resignation, the abolition of the Islamic Republic and the establishment of a secular government.>>

JINHA - Womens News Agency - September 29, 2023
<<Four Baha'i women arrested in Iran
News Center- On September 26, four women members of the Baha'i religious minority were arrested in the southern city of Shiraz and transferred to an unknown location by Iranian security forces. According to the received reports, Sahar Mohebpour and Roksana Vejdani were arrested at their workplaces, while Bahareh Qaderi and Setareh Ta'ami were arrested at their homes on September 26. The women's personal belongings, including religious books, photographs, laptops and mobile phones, were confiscated during searches at their homes by Iranian security forces. The reason for their arrests is still unknown. The supporters of Baha’i faith have been persecuted in Iran for years and they are often accused of being spies or opposed to the Iranian government. The Baha'i International Community announced on August 16 that more than 180 Baha'is had faced persecution and 59 Baha'i-owned businesses had been sealed by the authorities and the homes of nine others had been raided and searched. The Baha'i community says they have more than seven million followers worldwide, including 300,000 in Iran.>>

NCRI - Womens committee - September 28, 2023 - in International Solidarity
<<Dr. Sulmaz Abu Ali, Iranians’ rally in New York, September 19, 2023
Freedom-loving Iranians held a magnificent rally outside the UN headquarters on the first day of the UN General Assembly session on September 19, 2023. They expressed the Iranian people's outrage over the admission of the mullahs’ criminal president, Ebrahim Raisi, to the UN. The large crowd representing several generations of Iranians, the presence of American politicians, members of the Iranian Resistance, Iranian specialists, political prisoners, and the delegations of women and youths attracted much attention in the world media.>>
Watch a video here if available (In solidarity I, Gino d'Artali, say as a webmaster 'nobody is perfect':

NCRI - Womens committee - September 27, 2023 - in The Fallen for Freedom

Aylar Haghi
<<Aylar Haghi, a young and brave girl from Tabriz who gave her life for freedom
Aylar Haghi was born in 1999 in Malekan, northwestern Iran. In 2018, she started studying at the Tabriz Azad University of Medical Sciences. Aylar was a happy, energetic girl full of passion and love for life. Security forces killed her on November 16, 2022, during the uprising in Tabriz. A November 16 social media video showed Aylar Haghi as the sole female protester among the crowds and for this reason, she was immediately identified by security forces. Security forces shot her in the back of the head with a pellet gun. Aylar was found in critical condition in a building and was taken to the hospital, but unfortunately, the doctors could not do anything to keep her alive. Security forces pressured Aylar's family before handing over their daughter's body for burial. They ordered Aylar Haghi's family to sign a paper and declare the cause of her death as a <fall from height>, and pressured her father to make false confessions. The head of the East Azerbaijan Provincial Intelligence Police falsely claimed that Aylar died when she <accidentally fell into the excavation site next to Shahran Tower in Tabriz>. On Friday, November 18, 2022, a large crowd of people took part in Aylar’s funeral in the Vadi Rahmat cemetery in Tabriz. The 40-day memorial of Aylar Haghi held despite heavy presence of security forces. Security forces only allowed her mother to hug her daughter's body for a few moments. The people and youth of Tabriz chanted <We are all Aylar! Fight and we will fight back.> They were attacked by security forces on motorcycles and brutally beaten with batons. Aylar Haghi is a role model of bravery for the youth of Tabriz. May her memory be cherished.

40-day memorial.

JINHA - Womens News Agency - September 28, 2023
<<Samaneh Asghari and others detained on the anniversary of the 2022 uprising
Despite the passage of two weeks since her arrest, Samaneh Asghari remains in detention with uncertain status in the Intelligence Ministry Ward 209 of Evin Prison. She is deprived of being visited by her family. Security forces arrested Ms. Asghari at her residence in Tehran on September 14, 2023, and took her away to Evin Prison. Samaneh Asghari is a student of Industrial Engineering at Kharazmi University in Tehran and a children's rights activist. She was arrested last October during the 2022 protest. The 15th Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran has sentenced her to 18 years and three months of jail time, but she was released in April from Qarchak Prison based on the so-called general amnesty granted to prisoners by Ali Khamenei. The clerical regime has resorted to widespread arrests on the anniversary of the 2022 nationwide uprising which was sparked last September. They have arrested numerous former political prisoners, protesting students, and other activists to prevent the outbreak of another uprising. In the meantime, Mehrnaz Khorrami remains in one of the detention centers of the IRGC Intelligence in Sari, the capital of Mazandaran Province, northern Iran. Security forces arrested her on September 22, 2023, at her family's residence in Nowshahr. In other news, security forces arrested Sulmaz Hassanzadeh on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at a checkpoint between Bukan and Saqqez. Sulmaz Hassanzadeh, 29, is the sister of Mohammad Hassanzadeh, 28 years old from Bukan, who was killed by the clerical regime's repressive forces on November 16, 2022, during the nationwide protests.>>

Iranwire - September 28, 2023
Jailed Iranian Activist Sepehri Needs Urgent Heart Surgery
Prominent Iranian political prisoner Fatemeh Sepehri urgently needs to undergo an open valve surgery, her brother said, after she reportedly suffered a heart attack while in prison. Mohammad Hossein Sepehri, who is a political activist, recorded a video message in front of Qaim Hospital in the northeastern city of Mashhad, where he said his sister was transferred on the evening of September 27 as her health condition worsened. The next day, she underwent an angiography procedure which revealed a blockage in a blood vessel in the heart. Mohammad Hossein Sepehri explained that his sister underwent three surgeries in the past two years, with the most recent being performed while she was in prison. Despite her doctor's insistence on continuing her treatment outside Vakil Abad Prison, the authorities not only refused to grant her medical leave but <also subjected her to various forms of torture,> he said. The authorities denied his sister occupational and physical therapy treatment, and even a basic MRI, he said, adding that the windows in her cell have been completely obstructed, making it impossible for the inmate to distinguish between day and night.
As a result of such harsh treatment, Sepehri developed heart disease, according to her brother.
According to some reports, the activist suffered a heart attack on the morning of September 27. Despite her deteriorating condition, officials of the Ministry of Intelligence officials and the judge on duty refused to immediately transfer her to the hospital. The activist was arrested in Mashhad on September 12, 2022, and was sentenced in February this year to a total of 18 years in prison on charges including <propaganda against the regime,> <cooperating with hostile countries> and <insulting> Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his predecessor, Ruhollah Khomeini. She is one of the 14 signatories of a 2019 statement calling for Khamenei's resignation, the abolition of the Islamic Republic and the establishment of a secular government.>>

Iranwire - September 28, 2023 - by ROGHAYEH REZAEI
<<Iranian Student Imprisoned for Being Concerned by Jailed Mother's Health
Mohammad Mehdi Vosoghian, a student at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences who has been in jail for a week, is said to be in a <critical> health condition. Vosoghian, 20, was apprehended by the Islamic Republic's security forces on September 20 and is held in Isfahan's Dastgerd prison.
Concerns about his well-being have escalated since September 27, when the Telegram channel of the Union Councils of Country Students reported his transfer to the prison's hospital and his placement in solitary confinement. Vosoghian serves as deputy secretary of the Trade Union Council at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, according to information received by IranWire. But a source said that the young man was probably incarcerated because of his insistence on providing medication to her ailing mother, who was jailed two weeks before his arrest. <Mohammed Mahdi deeply cares for his mother, and her health condition in prison greatly worries him. Consequently, he persistently sought her medication in prison, appealing to both the judicial and security authorities. But each attempt resulted in insults and yielded no positive results,> the source explained.
<It is possible that these persistent efforts upset them, prompting them to seek retribution,> the source added. His mother, Masoumeh Yavari, a housewife and former political prisoner, was arrested on September 5. Despite suffering from various chronic and painful illnesses, she has not been provided with the necessary medications.
Arrested Two Weeks After His Mother
On the night of September 20, agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' (IRGC) Intelligence Protection Unit raided the residence of Mohammad Mehdi Vosoghian and his parents in the city of Golpayegan, in central Isfahan province, and apprehended the second-year university student. In a brief phone call the same night, an unidentified individual informed the family that he was being held in Dastgerd prison in Isfahan. Since his arrest, Vosoghian has had no contact with his family, but an informed source told IranWire he was seen in the prison clinic and that his physical condition appeared to be <critical.> On September 23, HRANA news agency reported that the young man had been transferred to a <detention center of IRGC intelligence> in Golpayegan. A second source told IranWire that his mother Masoumeh Yavari, who has been kept in solitary confinement at Dowlat Abad prison in Isfahan, was deeply distressed upon learning of her son's arrest. This 45-year-old mother, who suffers chronic and painful ailments such as lumbar disc and heart problems, as well as thyroid conditions, has been transferred to the prison hospital.
Having undergone back surgery two years ago to remove two discs, she recently had another disc protrusion. Being detained, isolated and subjected to interrogation is extremely challenging for her, according to the source. The specific accusations against Yavari remain unknown, and IranWire has been unable to obtain information regarding the charges brought against her son. Yavari was first detained during protests sparked by the disputed 2009 presidential elections. She faced charges of <waging war against God> and <supporting> the opposition People's Mojahedin Organization and was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment. Yavari was released from Tehran's Evin prison in 2013 after three years of incarceration.
The Father Threatened with Arrest
During Yavari's latest arrest, her son Mohammad Mahdi was present at home, and the authorities confiscated his phone and laptop, according to the second IranWire source. The individuals who apprehended the young man warned his father, Mohsen Vosoghian, of imminent arrest, saying: <We'll come shortly to take you away.> Based on information obtained by IranWire, Mohsen Vosoghian is a former political prisoner who was arrested in the 1980s on the charge of collaborating with the People's Mojahedin Organization. Six months later, security forces admitted to an error and released him from prison.>>

Iranwire - September 28, 2023
<<Protesting Workers in Iran Sentenced to Fines, Flogging
An Iranian court has sentenced 17 people to fines and flogging for protesting last year the management practices of their employer, state-owned Iran National Steel Industrial Group, and their employment status, local media report. The semi-official ILNA news agency reported that the Revolutionary Court of the southern city of Ahvaz ordered the workers to pay a fine of 2.5 million tomans ($50) as a substitute for serving three months in prison on the charge of <disrupting public order by inciting disturbance and controversy.> The convicts were also sentenced to 74 lashes each, but that punishment won't be carried out unless they are found guilty of crimes during a period of three years. Iran National Steel Industrial Group is one of the biggest employers in Ahvaz.>>

Iranwire - September 28, 2023
<<Four Baha'i Women Detained in Southern Iran
Iranian security forces have arrested four female members of the Baha'i religious minority in the southern city of Shiraz and transferred them to an undisclosed location. According to information received by IranWire, Sahar Mohebpour and Roksana Vejdani were arrested at their workplaces on September 26, while Bahareh Qaderi and Setareh Ta'ami were apprehended at their residences. Some of their personal belongings, including religious books, photographs, laptops and mobile phones, were confiscated during searches at their homes. There was no immediate information regarding the charges the four women face. Baha'is have been persecuted in Iran for decades for their faith and are often accused of being spies or opposed to the Iranian government. On August 16, the Baha'i International Community denounced more than 180 incidents of persecution against Iranian Baha’is in previous weeks, which itself has followed months of intensified crackdowns. Eighteen have faced interrogations, 59 Baha'i-owned businesses were reportedly sealed by the authorities and the homes of nine others were raided and searched.>>
Read more here:

Solmaz Hassanzadeh, Shida Rezaei, Simin Khayat and another..
JINHA - Womens News Agency - September 28, 2023
<<No news received from four women since their arrest in Iran
News Center- On September 27, Solmaz Hassanzadeh, Shida Rezaei, Simin Khayat and Shirin Khayat were arrested by Iranian security forces on their way from Bukan to Saqqez. The women reported their arrest to their families in a short phone call. Since then, their families have received no information about them. Solmaz Hassanzadeh is the sister of Mohammad Hassanzadeh, who was killed during the <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi> uprising. At the beginning of September 2023, she was arrested with her father Ahmad Hassanzadeh and then released. According to the received reports, Shirin Khayat is a member of the Iran Scientific Midwifery Association.>>

Iranwire - September 27, 2023 - by KIAN SABETI
<<Baha'i Jailed After Educational and Humanitarian Service Projects
Nahaleh Shahidi, a Baha'i citizen, was arrested on March 28 and taken to the Kerman Intelligence Department. After 37 days of detention in the Intelligence Department, she was transferred to Kerman prison. Since her transfer to prison, Shahidi has been held indefinitely, and her request for temporary release on bail has been denied. According to one of her friends, the prolonged detention of Shahidi may be attributed, in part, to the lack of continuous monitoring of her condition by her family. Shahidi is single, and her parents died years ago. Some of her siblings live outside of Iran, and her only brother in Iran has been unable to consistently check on his sister's situation, so he entrusted the case to a lawyer. Shahidi's lawyer is a respected legal professional in Kerman and is officially recognized by the judiciary. The source further revealed that after Shahidi was transferred to Kerman prison, her brother's inability to visit her on a weekly basis left Shahidi without any visitors for an extended period. However, after some time, Shahidi's request for visitation was granted, and her elderly aunt, who lives in Kerman, now visits her weekly in prison. Several months have passed since the conclusion of the interrogations, yet the indictment has not been issued, and the prosecutor's representative has suspended the proceedings of the case on multiple occasions for various reasons. Shahidi has been charged with <propaganda against the system> and <forming a group with the intention of disrupting the security of the country.> Despite the charges being filed against this Baha'i citizen, she remains incarcerated after six months. Her detention order is renewed on a monthly basis, and there is no information available regarding the scheduling of her trial. During the 2003 Bam earthquake, Shahidi was living with her family in Kerman. Subsequently, she voluntarily offered her assistance to the earthquake-affected children in the villages of Bam. Shahidi is among many Baha'is in Iran who have been denied access to university education. Following her graduation, she pursued her studies at the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education. For several years, Shahidi dedicated herself to teaching children in the earthquake-stricken areas of Bam. Over the last two to three years, she primarily focused on revitalizing kindergartens, teaching literacy, and teaching in the village of Korak near Bam. The Ministry of Intelligence detained her for the first time on March 4, 2011, while she was teaching in a village.
After spending 66 days in detention, she was released on bail.
The prosecutor of the Bam region asserted that Shahidi's arrest, and several other Baha'is in earthquake-affected areas, was due to their alleged promotion of <Bahaism> under the guise of cultural and educational work. In May 2012, the Revolutionary Court of Bam, under the leadership of Judge Qurban Shahini, sentenced Shahidi to three years of imprisonment on the charge of <acting against national security through the promotion of Bahaism.> However, the original sentence was later modified to a suspended sentence in the provincial appeals court. Following the January 2023 earthquake in Khoi, Shahidi went to the affected region to provide aid, but she was forced to return after being warned by the Ministry of Intelligence and denied the opportunity to assist. At present, she has been arrested once more and is currently detained in Kerman prison.>>

JINHA - Womens News Agency - September 27, 2023 - by MUJDE KİRMANŞAHI
<<Lida receives threats from Iran's intelligence agencies: Those who fight for their freedom will definitely win
News Center- On September 16, 2022, Jina Mahsa Amini was killed in custody by Iran's co-called 'morality police' for not wearing her hijab properly. Her killing sparked protests led by women in Iran and Rojhelat Kurdistan. Since women have chanted the <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi (Women, Life, Freedom)> slogan in protests, the protests are also known as the <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi> uprising. Since September 2022, the Iranian regime has used inhuman practices such as arrest, execution, poisoning of schoolgirls and torture to suppress the uprising.
'We wanted to avenge Jina's killing'
In an interview with NuJINHA, Lina, a third grade student at high school, said that she had been repeatedly threatened by Iran's intelligence agencies for a year. <After the killing of Jina, protests were held in many cities. As schoolgirls, we wrote slogans on the walls and doors of the school and tore down the photographs of Khamenei and Khomeini in protest. We also participated in several street protests. We went to school but both the teachers and we were demoralized. All we wanted was to avenge Jina's killing and struggle. One day, I was called to the principal's office. In the room, there were two men in plain clothes and they asked me the names of the students, who tore down the photographs. I told them I did not know who tore down the photographs. Then, they left.>
They threatened to arrest her
For several days, men in plain clothes went to the school. Lida said, <Two months later, my sister told my mother that she had received threats by telephone. I was so scared and watched my back to see if someone followed me whenever I went to school. One day, I found my mother sitting in front of the school. She was worried about me. She told me that she was afraid that they would arrest me. 'Who will arrest me?' I asked my mother. Intelligence agencies had called my mother and told her that they would arrest me. Still, they have called me and threatened me.>
'Those who fight for their freedom will definitely win'
Lida told her teachers that she had been threatened. Her teachers told her, <If we are not afraid of them, they cannot do anything.> Lida believes that the threats against her will continue. <I know these threats will not end but those who fight for their freedom will definitely win.> >>

Iranwire - September 27, 2023 - by ROGHAYEH REZAEI
<<Iranian Man Under Pressure to Confess after Deportation from Türkiye
Shahryar Baratinya, a 27-year-old Iranian activist, was forcibly deported from Turkiye to Iran on August 3 and has been confined to solitary detention ever since. For the first two weeks following Baratinya's deportation and subsequent apprehension by Iranian security agencies, his family did not know if he was alive, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. Currently incarcerated in Ward 209 of Tehran's Evin prison, Baratinya has since been able to reach out to his relatives only twice. He is reportedly facing intense pressure to give self-incriminating statements.
Who is Shahryar Baratinya; Why Is He Incarcerated?
On August 3, Turkish border guards handed Shahryar Baratinya over to their Iranian counterparts at the Bazargan border crossing in West Azerbaijan province. After that he remained under the custody of the Islamic Republic's intelligence and security agencies. Baratinya is a human rights activist and a former political prisoner. He arrived in Sweden in 2019, where he sought to continue his studies. In August 2021, when he flew to Iran to visit his family, he was arrested at Tehran airport by intelligence agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). According to documents previously obtained by IranWire, several accusations were leveled against him: <Propaganda against the system,<membership in groups aiming to disrupt the country's security,> actively working to <incite violence and promote killing with the intent of disrupting national security,> and <encouraging and inciting individuals to commit violent acts through online platforms.> The IranWire source said that these charges stem from his <online activism,> meaning his posts on social networks. According to this source, Baratinya was temporarily released from prison on a 700-million-tomans ($14,000) bail. <After his release, he faced constant threats and harassment, which forced him to leave the country illegally as his documents remained in the authorities' possession,> the sources explained. <He lived in Turkiye without legal residency for several months until July, when police in Istanbul arrested him for not having proper identification and residency documents.> The former political prisoner was taken from a camp in Dogubeyazit to the nearby Iranian border on August 3. Human rights activists, organizations and the Turkish Immigration Department had all sounded alarm over the dangers the young man would face if sent back to Iran.>>
Read more here about this brave activist:

Iranwire - September 27, 2023
<<Karaj Resident Beaten, Detained Over Past Three Months
Abolfazl Pourhosseini, a resident of Karaj, has been held in detention for over three months on the charge of <disrespecting the leadership.> A source familiar with Pourhosseini's situation told IranWire that plainclothes officers took him into custody on the evening of June 23 in Karaj, near Tehran, and subjected him to severe physical violence. The officers hit the testicles of Pourhosseini, who had undergone testicular surgery prior to his arrest, the source said. Pourhosseini spent nearly a week at the Qeshlaq Hill police station in Karaj, during which his house was searched by security agents. Despite assurances that Pourhosseini would be released on bail, security authorities in Alborz province transferred him to the central prison in Karaj. The family rejects the accusations against Pourhosseini, who has a pregnant wife.>>

Women took part...
NCRI - Womens committee - September 26, 2023 - in Women's News
<<Retirees rally in six Iranian provinces to demand their rights
Iran protests continued on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, with the retirees' protests in several cities. Female retirees also took part in these protests. Iranian women know that they can achieve their rights only if they tie their demands with the demands of the nationwide movement.
The retirees hold rallies every Tuesday in protest of their dire living conditions and the clerical regime's failure to respond to their needs. This week they held protest rallies in Qazvin, Hamedan, Ilam, Kermanshah, Khuzestan, and Kurdistan. The retirees called for the freedom of imprisoned teachers and complained in their chants about high prices, inflation, and the backbreaking pressure on them and their families. They chanted, <Neither the parliament nor the government think about the nation.> They also chanted, <Enough with hollow promises, our refrigerators are empty.> The state-run ILNA news agency also reported that some of the protesting retirees of the Communications Company have been arrested in Razavi Khorasan Province in the northeast. (The state-run ILNA news agency, September 26, 2023)>>

NCRI - Womens committee - September 26, 2023 - in Women's News
<<The new academic year in Iran sees strict clothing restrictions for female students
The new academic year has seen stepped-up pressure and restrictions on Iranian students, and more arrests and suspension of students.
Simultaneous with the new academic year and the opening of schools, the approval of the new Hijab and Chastity Bill into law for a three-year trial period has created a strict atmosphere in the universities. On Monday, September 25, social media posts showed images of camouflaged vehicles on parade inside Tehran University and playing anthems from the Iran-Iraq wartime.

artime vehicles
Some state-backed student councils have also posted banners indicating the new regulations for students how to dress for school. The councils have also sent text messages to students indicating the new regulations. Female agents check female students' clothing at the entrance. They warn students and allow female students only if they wear the Maghnaeh, a head covering that covers the shoulders and the chest. Female students are also required to wear knee-long fatigues. The Hijab patrols also roam around the central campus and give warnings to students. The new academic year in Iran sees strict clothing restrictions for female students
The new moral code of Tehran University
Similar reports have emerged from Amir Kabir, Al-Zahra, Allameh Tabatabaii, and Kharazmi universities in Tehran and Isfahan's University of Art.
The Medical School of Kerman has also posted a banner on the regulations for the clothing of its students. In the University of Shiraz, they have installed facial recognition technology in the university’s restaurants to impose more restrictions on students. The Shiraz University management has spent 700 million Tomans to install this technology and identify the students who breach the regulations.>>

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