formerly known as
Womens 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 and a selection of special feminist artists and writers.

This online magazine will be published evey month or if needed more often and started February 2019. Thank you for your time and interest.

Gino d'Artali
indept investigative journalist,
radical feminist and activist








                                                                                                            CRYFREEDOM 2019/2020

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 Jina Mahsa Amini (Kurdistan-Iran) and the start of the Zan, Zendegi, Azadi (Women, life, freedom) revolution in Iran  2022-'24
and the latest news about the 'Women Live Freedom' Revolution per month in
2024:  Jan wk 1-2-part2 -- Jan wk 1-2
and 2023: Dec wk 5 part 2 -- Dec wk 5 -- Dec week 4-3 -- Dec wk3 -- Dec 17 - 10 -- Dec week 2 and 1 -- click here for a menu overview November - Januari 2023

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Updated December 28, 2023


Updated October 10, 2023


Updated December 22, 2023


Updated January 3, 2024


Updated Januari 3, 2024

all updates January 2, 2024


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Recent update November - October 2023

June 27, 2023
(including an April 2023 report)
9 - 4 May 2023

3 May - 28 April 2023
26 -21 April 2023
- 17 April 2023
16 - 8 April 2023
 6 - 4 April 2023

28 - 13 March 2023
16 - 13 March 2023
10 - 6 March 2023

Part 20:
January 3, 2024
<<Arrest and Incarceration of Sadq Mahmudnejad, Injured Protester, in Piranshahr...
December 15 - 2, 2023
<<Years of Imprisonment and an Eye Blinded...
and more cruel stories

Part 19: <Beauty Lies in Differences>
<<Jailed Iranian Activist At Risk of Losing Sight

Part 13 - September 21 - 8, 2023
The cruelty of the mercenaries continues...

and click here for an overview  untill
February 2023

<Persian social media is full of young people who say they were shot in the eye by security forces>

Sadq Mahmudnejad
Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - 3 Jan 2024
<<Arrest and Incarceration of Sadq Mahmudnejad, Injured Protester, in Piranshahr
Sadq Mahmudnejad, a protester who suffered an eye injury during the Jin, Jiyan, Azadi movement in Piranshahr, has been arrested and taken to prison for the execution of his sentence. The judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran had previously sentenced him to a total of five years and six months in prison. According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, Sadq Mahmudnejad, a married father from the village of <Jeran> in Piranshahr, was arrested and transferred to Naghadeh Central Prison after being summoned by the sentence execution branch of the city court. Mahmudnejad's prior sentencing by the Mahabad Revolutionary Court included charges of <membership in the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan> and <propaganda against the government,> totaling five years and six months in prison. Before this, he had received a three-month prison sentence and 30 lashes from Branch 102 of the Criminal Court of Piranshahr for <disturbing public order and peace through participation in protests,> which was later converted to an eight million toman cash fine. Despite undergoing multiple eye surgeries at Imam Khomeini Hospital in Urmia, Farabi Hospital in Tehran, and Sajjad Hospital in Ramsar, Mahmudnejad's left eye's vision decreased by approximately 20%. On Monday, July 3, 2023, government forces detained Sadq Mahmudanjad at his residence in Jeran village, Piranshahr County. He was subsequently released on July 27, 2023, after posting a four-billion-toman bail. He had been shot directly in the eye area by government forces during the Piranshahr protests in the <Mamosta Hajar> square on the evening of September 21, 2022.>>

Iranwire - 15 Dec 2023 - by AIDA GHAJAR
<<Blinding as a Weapon: Years of Imprisonment and an Eye Blinded
Yahya Sarkhani, a civil and environmental activist from the western Iranian city of Mahabad, endured four years of torture and incarceration in the country's dungeons. During his incarceration, between 2012 and 2016, the condition of his already injured eye deteriorated and he had it enucleated in prison. While he was participating in nationwide protests last year, Yahya was shot with a shotgun and a pellet lodged inside his prosthetic eye.
Despite his years of imprisonment in inhumane conditions, which included brutal interrogation sessions, Yahya joined the Woman, Life, Freedom uprising. As a coordinator of the Mahabad protest committee, he took to the streets to voice his dissent against the Islamic Republic system. With his body riddled with pellets and under constant threat of rearrest hanging over his head, Yahya's situation in his homeland became increasingly untenable. That's why he left for Iraqi Kurdistan earlier this year and from there for Turkiye, where the indomitable activist remains in a precarious position - lacking a safe haven. I have been in contact with Yahya for some time now. No human rights organization has been able to improve the unsafe conditions he is currently in during the harsh winter. His family in Iran and some human rights groups are still trying to provide him with medication: his eye is in pain and appears to be infected. Before his first arrest in 2012, Yahya informed international human rights organizations about the harsh prison conditions and the repression of dissent in Iran. He was sentenced to four years in prison after 58 days of solitary confinement and torture. <Judge Javadikia sentenced me to seven years in prison for gathering and collusion, disturbing the public mind, and propaganda against the system,> he says. <I spent four years in Mahabad Central Prison.> Yahya's eye was injured in a workplace accident, and doctors advised him to follow certain precautions to minimize further damage. Right after his arrest, he informed the authorities of his eye condition, providing medical documentation. Yahya was summoned for interrogation two weeks later: <My interrogator's nickname was Hamidi, a tall and imposing man. During the interrogation, he pushed my head down and used abusive language. After the interrogation they put me into solitary confinement and shouted, 'You didn't confess and we know what to do with you.' <I don't know how to describe it, but for a moment I felt a burning sensation on the left side of my face. He punched me in the face. I thought it was nothing. I was kept in solitary confinement for 45 days without medical attention or medication during the interrogation period. In the last 15 days, I requested to see a doctor, but they rejected my request. I went on a hunger strike for eight days. When I was transferred to the central prison, I went to the prison clinic, but they said there was nothing they could do [about my eye].> Yahya filed a request for a medical examination at the prosecutor's office and Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court. After a year and a half, they finally granted him a 10-day leave to have his eye drained. He had not fully recovered from the surgery when he went back to jail. Years after having his eye enucleated, Yahya now says that the interrogator beat him despite knowing that his eye was damaged. As a result, he became completely blind in one eye. <The Woman, Life, Freedom protests marked a new beginning,> Yahya says. Following his release from prison in 2016, he remained in contact with human rights groups in various cities. After the death in custody of Mahsa Amini on September 16, 2022, the decision was made to initiate protests in Mahabad. However, the streets were teeming with security forces. The rally was set for 4:00 p.m. Protesters began to gather gradually. According to Yahua, the majority of participants were women. Around 6:00 p.m. the demonstrators received news that Urmia's special guard forces were heading to Mahabad. And at 9:30 p.m., the special guard forces opened fire on the protesters. <I witnessed with my own eyes that the shots were aimed from the waist up. As I was about to pass in front of the burning barrel, I felt something striking me. My shoes were filled with blood. Someone urged me to leave,> Yahya recounts. As the protests persisted, Semko Molodi was shot and killed by security forces on October 26. The following day, mourners gathered at Mahabad's cemetery and four other people - Shahu Khezri, Fereshteh Ahmadi, Masoud Ahmadzadeh and Kobra Sheikhi - were also slain. <The entire street was blocked. Many forces were surrounding us. The sound of gunfire intensified. They fired once, and my friend said his eye was hit. He fled,> Yahya recounts. <When I returned, I was shot at the same place too. A pellet struck my eye and the others lodged in my neck and shoulders.>
Yahya's eye prosthesis was damaged.
He says that he avoided returning to his house until the day he left Iran on July 1: <My interrogator, Khalilzadeh, recognized me twice on the street and grabbed my arm, saying 'you are due for arrest.' They called incessantly, they visited our home twice, and they seized my camera, laptop and passport. They also confiscated items from my workplace. I had to flee Iran.>
Yahya has been an asylum-seeker for these months and has yet to find a safe haven in Turkiye.
<Under confinement and harsh prison conditions, I never considered leaving Iran. I could have departed freely with a passport, but the thought never crossed my mind. When I was in Iran, I had something to say. When I marched through the streets of Mahabad, I had something to proclaim. When I saw Fayq Mamqaderi riddled with bullets, fearing to seek medical attention and fearing to lose his life, or Shamal Kheziripur dying due to delayed medical intervention, or Massoud Ahmadzadeh meeting a similar fate, I realized that a majority of those who lost their lives during the women's uprising in Iran refrained from seeking medical assistance out of fear of persecution. <At that time, I was working in Iran and had become a voice for international organizations.> Yahya concludes by declaring that he continues advocating human rights for all those who have been wronged. <A 20-year-old girl was raped for daring to walk the streets. Depression has taken hold of her life. I'm closely following this case and aspire to return home very soon.> >>
Read more here:

Diako Akosh Al-Balaghi
Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - 11 Dec 2023
<<Diako Akosh Al-Balaghi, Injured Protester, Forced to Leave Iran Due to Security Pressures
Diako Akosh Al-Balaghi, a Kurdish protester who suffered eye injuries during the Women, Life, Freedom (Jin, Jiyan, Azadi) movement, has been compelled to permanently depart Iran after a year of enduring continuous pressure from security institutions. This 36-year-old individual lost 80% of his vision in his left eye during the Mahabad protests, and the health of his right eye is also in serious jeopardy. According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Diako Akosh Al-Balaghi, the 36-year-old protester with eye injuries, recently had to leave Iran for good after facing repeated summonses and pressure from security agencies. In an interview with Hengaw, the injured protester shared, <On October 11, 2022, during the popular protests in Mahabad, I was severely wounded in the eye area by one of the security forces from a distance of about 60 meters.>
Recounting the incident where bullets shattered the glass of his glasses and struck his eye, Diako Akosh Al-Balaghi added, <For two days after the injury, I stayed at home due to the fear of arrest. Eventually, due to the worsening of my condition, I was taken to the Nikukari Eye Hospital in Tabriz. The doctors performed 18 stitches on my left eyelid, and in the end, they were unable to restore my sight.> After being identified by the Intelligence Department forces, this injured protester from the Women, Life, Freedom Movement faced summonses, interrogations, and threats in several instances. He ultimately made the decision to leave Iran in recent days. Diako Akosh Al-Balaghi, seeking security and a solution for his eye treatment, has called on human rights institutions and organizations to address the situation of the families of the killed, detainees, and victims of the Women, Life, Freedom Movement.>>

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