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 Jina Mahsa Amini (Kurdistan-Iran) and the start of the Zan, Zendegi, Azadi (Women, life, freedom) revolution in Iran  2022
and the latest news about the 'Women Live Freedom' Revolution per month in 2023: 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
that may hopefully interest you click on the image:


Updated October 24, 2023


Updated October 10, 2023


Updated October 23, 2023 


Updated October 24, 2023 


 Updated October 10, 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 October 27, 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 10:  22 - 21 September 2023

Part 11: 28 - 22 September 2023
 Part 12: October 6 - 2 2023
Part 13: October 13 - 12, 2023

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


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:

Unfortunately this call to artistically and poeticly participate has ended without participants. Click the above link for more info


October 25 - 17, 2023
<<Izeh Trade Activist's Home and School Raided by Plainclothes Agents...
and <<Eight Teachers' Union Activists Sent to Prison for a Total of 37 Years...
and <<Evin Prison Political Detainee Beaten by Intelligence Agents...
and <<Zahra Saeedianjoo receives death threats...
and <<Fires from Iraqi Marshes Swamp Iran with Smoke Pollution...
and <<Sunni Cleric Who Compared Zahedan Crackdown to Gaza is Detained...
and <<Two journalists are sentenced to 25 years for reporting the truth on Mahsa Amini’s death...
and <<Iran: 26,000 marriages of children under 15 violate human rights, considered violence against women...
and more news... 

October 25 - 16, 2023
Updated with a quiete revealing article about the investigations

 October 19 - 16, 2023
<<Mahsa Amini, Iran's Women-Led Protest Movement Win Sakharov Prize...
and <<Brutal Killing Of Iranian Filmmaker Reminds of Past Political Murders...
and <<Open Letter in Support of Jailed Iranian Journalists Hamedi, Mohammadi...
and <<Baluchestan Women's Movement expresses concern about Verishe Moradi...
and <<Ava Yargholi is beheaded by her father...
and <<Sunni Clerics Barred from Entering Iran’s Zahedan...
and <<Lawyer of Mahsa Amini's Family Handed Prison Term...
and more news

October 12 - 8, 2023
<<Mahsa Amini, Iran's Women-Led Protest Movement Shortlisted For Sakharov Prize...
and  <<Iran Urged to Release Jailed Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mohammadi...
and  <<Thousands of Iranian University Professors Dismissed...
and  <<Heroo Ghadimi: A Highly Respected Iranian Activist Jailed for Unknown Reasons...
and  <<Five Years in Prison for Iranian Baha’i Who Tried to Bury Her Grandmother...
and  <<Two women, one struggle: Massoumeh Senobari and Massoumeh Yavari's Ordeal...
and so much more news...


Armita Geravand in the CPU
We all grief for the victims of the heinous crimes committed by the 'hijab-guards'.
Read the day to day heartbreaking news of the past days:
- 3 - 2 October 2023;
- 4 October 2023;
- 5 October 2023;
- 7 - 6 October 2023
- 10 October 2023 (Int. day of the girl-child)
- 12 October 2023
Armita Geravands' Brain Death Emerge
-16 October 2023
Young woman assaulted in Tabriz
- 19 October 2023
About Roya Zakeri's unfateful ordeal
- 25 October 2023
<<Iranian state media confirm that Armita Geravand is brain dead; her family does not
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October 6 - 5, 2023
<<Jailed Iranian Activist Mohammadi Wins Nobel Peace Prize...
and <<Jail Terms and More Arrests for Baha’is Across Iran...
and <<More Security Scrutiny and Restrictions at Iran's Kurdistan University...
and <<Kausar Eftekhari sentenced to 5 months in prison...
and <<Jailed Iranian filmmaker Dehaghani Describes Beatings and Threats...
and <<Dozens of Countries Denounce Women's <Systematic> Discrimination in Iran...
and other news 

Cruel regime stories not for the faint of heart:
October 2023
October   2, 2023
Note by Gino d'Artali: The following article is related to the one below it.
<<Poisonings at Iranian University amid Clampdown on Students, Professors...

September, 2023
September 28, 2023
<<Academic Year in Iran Begins with Imprisonment of Teachers, Arbitrary Arrests
September 29 - 26, 2023

<<Women's <Honor> Killings Continued Unabated in Past Year....

Click here for a 'RED ALERT' overview 'till August 2023  

October 4 - 1, 2023
The most tragic news first:
<<Iranian Eighth-Grade Girl Ends Life after School Suspension... , Allah has her soul,
and <<Has Armita Geravand, 16, suffered the fate of Zhina Mahsa Amini?...
and <<Iranian Authorities Urged to Let Journalists Cover Teenager’s Assault...

and as if less tragic because...
<<At least 463 people detained by Iranian security forces in September...
and <<Marzieh Nasseri and Sakineh Parvaneh are sentenced to 11.5 years in prison...
and <<Trial of Amini Family's Lawyer Goes On...
and damn right they're terrorists!! <<UK Lawmakers Call for Revolutionary Guards' Designation as Terror Group...
and more news

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...

and more menu links to news untill September 1, 2023





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.

NCRI - Womens committee - 25 Oct 2023 - in Women's News
<<Iranian state media confirm that Armita Geravand is brain dead; her family does not
The public remains in the dark as the regime continues to cover up the truth and restrict access to Armita Geravand or her family. The Iranian state media, including the state-run Tasnim news agency, the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network (IRINN), Borna news agency, and others announced on Sunday, October 22, 2023, that Armita Geravand seemed certain to be <brain dead.> IRINN reported that <follow-ups on the latest health condition of Armita Geravand indicate that her health condition as brain dead seems certain despite the efforts of the medical staff.>
The news was followed by contradicting reports from other sources.
The Norway-based Hengaw group that first reported on Armita Geravand cited an interview with her father, Bahman Geravand, who said, <Armita's medical team has informed us that her brain is no longer functioning, and there is no hope of recovery.> However, Radio Farda, the Persian branch of the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), cited two members of Armita's family on the same day, October 22, who denied her being <brain dead.> But they added, <Nothing could be done for her at this stage,> and <everything is in the hands of God.> Both family members expressed <hope that she would return.> They said the medical team had assured them, <that if Armita was brain dead, they would not have taken care of her until today.> Yet other unverified reports said the devices were disconnected from her at 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, and she was transferred to the morgue. Her family was told to be prepared for her burial. Intelligence services are allegedly putting pressure on her family with regard to the place of burial.
What happened to Armita Geravand?
Armita Geravand was allegedly attacked by Hijab Guards in Tehran's metro subway on Sunday, October 1, 2023, according to eyewitnesses cited by The Guardian. Armita's head was bleeding when her friends pulled her out of the subway carriage. After 45 minutes, an ambulance took her to the Air Force Fajr Hospital, swarmed by security forces and plainclothes agents. A Sharq Daily reporter, Maryam Lotfi, who went to the hospital to prepare a report on this incident was detained for several hours. The clerical regime published a doctored video of the CCTV cameras in the metro, but not the footage from the camera inside the metro wagon.

Assault on Armita Gevarnand at the subway - here's your footage 'bloodhounds'!
The official narrative is that Armita fainted in the subway carriage because she had skipped breakfast, and had a sudden drop in blood pressure. The authorities say there was no altercation in the metro station with Armita. The regime's official news agency, IRNA, interviewed her parents and friends who confirmed that she had fainted. A woman accompanying Armita's parents in their first interview was later identified as a member of the IRGC Bassij, posing as a relative. The parents were not allowed to visit Armita, and her mother who attempted to do so, was temporarily arrested. They were only allowed a glimpse of their daughter in the ICU. Armita has remained in Fajr Hospital in Tehran under a tight security presence.
The regime even changed her room and all the medical staff caring for her after a picture was leaked out of the hospital, presumably by one of the staff.
Has Armita Geravand, 16, suffered the fate of Zhina Mahsa Amini?
Vital signs allegedly declined on October 11
On October 11, 2023, an official website affiliated with the clerical regime's Ministry of Sports and Youths announced that the relatively steady vital signs of Armita Geravand had changed over the past few days and her condition had deteriorated to some extent. The report by the state-run BORNA news agency, which was removed after being published, indicated that the efforts of the medical team to help the 16-year-old student recover continue. Despite the report's removal, some state media, including and published the news citing BORNA news.
According to social media reports, the medical team caring for Armita Geravand has told security forces based in the Fajr Hospital that since she no longer has any reactions or vital signs, she was most definitely brain dead. They said her continued connection to medical devices is no longer justified, and her family should be informed that she is brain dead, which means she has died. In reaction to this news, Ms. Sarvnaz Chitsaz, the chair of the NCRI Women's Committee, said, <The state-run websites report on the deterioration of Armita Geravand's condition could be a preparation for announcing her death. It is surprising, however, that the regime did not officially give any specific information about the condition of 16-year-old Armita until Wednesday night, October 11, while they said she had been in a coma since a week before. <Clearly, the regime has a specific scenario for covering up the truth about Armita, considering the experience of Zhina (Mahsa) Amini. Notably, the regime has evaded giving a clear answer even to the representatives and officials of the United Nations.>
Mounting evidence of an official cover-up
On October 4, the NCRI President-elect, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi urged the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women to promptly inquire about Armita's condition and dispatch a representative to visit the innocent girl before it becomes too late. She said, <If the clerical regime has nothing to hide in the case of 16-year-old Armita Geravand...., why are they surrounding the hospital and preventing independent journalists from gaining access?> Amnesty International issued a call on Friday, October 6, urging an independent investigation into what happened to Geravand, saying there was <mounting evidence of a cover-up by the authorities.> Amnesty said it had analyzed footage published by Iranian media that purportedly shows there was no altercation and found that the footage has been edited, the frame rate increased and over three minutes of footage is missing.
Amnesty said it had <serious concerns> that Geravand's family and friends <have been forced to appear in propaganda videos and reiterate the state narrative under duress and threats of reprisals.>
Iranian regime wary of protests in the wake of Armita's death
Armita Geravand has not undergone any operations since being admitted to Fajr Hospital on October 1, 2023, as her condition was deemed too fragile. Speculations are that she was brain dead from the outset, otherwise, why did the authorities prevent any access to Armita, by her parents, friends, or journalists? Why was the hospital placed under a heavy security blockade? The Iranian regime is worried that the news of Armita Geravand's death could revive nationwide protests similar to the ones sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini while in the custody of <morality police> in September last year that continued for months. By disseminating conflicting reports, the regime attempts to reduce society's sensitivity to this issue and prevent the eruption of public outrage. The NCRI Women's Committee renews the Iranian Resistance's call for an independent investigation by the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women to find out the truth.>>

Women's Liberation Front 2019/ 2023