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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, 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 
 


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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. Zendegi. Azadi revolution.
16 February 2023 | By Gino d'Artali

And also
Read all about the assasination of the 22 year young Jina Mahsa Amini (Kurdistan-Iran) and the start of the Zan, Zendegi, Azadi (Women, life, freedom) revolution in Iran  2022-'23
and the latest news about the 'Women Live Freedom' Revolution per month in 2023: Nov. 27 - Dec. 8 -- Nov-Dec-wk1-2  -- November 26 - 20 -- November 19 - 13  -- November 13 - 4  -- November 5 - 1 -- October 31 -- October 31 - 16 --  October 15 - 1 -- September 30 - 16 -- September 17 - 1 -- August 31 - 18 -- August 15 - 1-- July 31 - 16 --July 15 -1--June 30 - 15--June 15-1--May 31 -16-- May 15-1--April--March--Feb--Jan  


Tribute to KIAN PIRFALA, 9 years old and victim of the Islamic Republic's savagery 10 years ago.

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

'THE NO-HIJABIS

Updated November 22, 2023

'BIOLOGICAL
TERROR ATTACKS
AGAINST SCHOOLGIRLS'

Updated October 10, 2023

'IRANIAN JOURNALISTS
UNDER SIEGE'

 Updated November 22, 2023

'BLINDING
AS A WEAPON'

Updated November 17, 2023 

'THE HANGING SPREE'

 Updated November 13, 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 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. 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 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 December 1, 2023)

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UPDATES OF THE UPRISING  AND REVOLUTION AROUND THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF JINA AMINI IN CUSTODY OF THE REGIME'S ATTEMPT AND CRUELTY TO TRY AND CRUSH IT. 

Articles about
<<Mahsa Amini's Father: <Everything They Have Said and Shown is Lies>
and
WHO JINA AMINI REALLY WAS.
By Diako Alavi, a journalist from Saqqez and family friend of Mahsa Amini 
and
Jina Amini, the face of Irans uprising and revolution:
www.cryfreedom.net/the-face-of-irans-protests.htm

November 15, 2023 - <<Iranian Woman Arrested on Jinas' Anniversary Tells Her Story...>
 

Updates of Jina Aminis' Revolution:
Part 12: October 6 - 2 2023
Part 13: October 13 - 12, 2023

Part 14: November 15 - October 25, 2023
   

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

 


We all grief for the loss of our sister / daughter of Iran Armita Gevarnand:
 
 

Update:
November 27 - 20, 2023
In the aftermath of the killing of Armita more and more voices speak out against the mullahs' regime children killers. Read more by clicking the above link.
November 16, 2023
 <<More Hijab Patrols Recruited in Tehran Metro Stations....
November 15 - 6, 2023
<<Jailed Iranian Rights Lawyer Sotoudeh Released on Bail....
<<Jailed Iranian Activist Sotoudeh: We Feminized Evin Prison with Our Hair....
and
<<Women Arrested at Iranian Teen's Funeral Face Hasty Trial....
and

<<Iranian journalist Negar Ostad Agha taken to Gharchak Prison....


 

November 6 - 3 2023
<<Egyptian activists: We must take action for Iranian women....

 
3 November 2023 <<UN Experts <Shocked> by Attacks on Women, Girls in Iran...
and
<<HRW Calls for Probe into Death of Teenage Girl in Iran...

 Click here to read more and also what  happened to other sisters being victims of the mullahs' regime

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


Preface by Gino d'Artali and updated news November 30 - October 31, 2023
and
*In memory of the brave women who laid down their lives
for democracy and freedom in Iran*

November 25, 2023 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

YPJ Women combatants
If one thinks the women in Iran and the Middle east have lost the battle think again after reading the above reports.

 
 

December 1 - November 30, 2023
<<Iranian Activist in Turkiye Pleas for Visa to Avoid Deportation...
and <<Two More Political Prisoners Arbitrarily Executed in Iran...
and <<Hundreds of Fake Apps Floods Iranian Banking Sector...
and <<Zahra Safaei and her children are sentenced to 15 years in jail...
and <<New Committee Formed in Iran to Harass Female University Students...
and <<Iranian Authorities Destroy Homes of Ethnic Baluch in Zahedan...
and <<Father Of Executed Iranian Protester Detained for Over 100 Days...
and more news

November 29 - 25, 2023
<<Family of Victim of 2019 Protest Crackdown Received <No Justice, Only Suffering>...
and <<Iranian Civil Society Targeted in Massive Hacking Campaign...
and <<Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Alikordi Handed Prison Time...
and <<Former Afghan MP: Women face different forms of violence and oppression in all countries
and <<Niloufar Ghazaleh arrested with her husband in Isfahan...
and <<Iranian political prisoner Zohreh Sarv on hunger strike for 5 days...
and <<In Video After Release, Iranian Rapper Salehi Says He Didn't <Confess> or Cooperate...
and <<Jailed Baha'i Woman Denied Phone Calls from Evin Prison...
and <<Father of Executed Iranian Protester Arrested...
and <<Iranian Political Prisoner On Hunger Strike to Protest Lack of Medical Care...
and <<Iranian nurses demand their unpaid overtime fees, bonuses, and tariffs...
and more news
 

Cruel regime stories not for the faint of heart:
UPDATE
November 27, 2023
Marriage of girl children, a devastating end to childhood
November 16 - 14, 2023
'The mullahs' regime's 'bloodhounds' war against the Basa'is.
EXTRA RED ALERTS Nov. 23, 2023!

<<Jailed Iranian Activist Armita Pavir on New Hunger Strike
and
<<HRW Denounces Patterns of Abuses in Iran's Baluchistan
and
<<State-sponsored and Institutionalized Violence against Women and Girls in Iran
---
November 18, 2023
<<Young Iranian girls, small buds under hail
November 15, 2023
<<Protests in November 2019 and the regime's catalogue of shocking crimes

and more here:
Click here for a 'RED ALERT' overview 'till August 2023   

2-weekly opinion by Gino d'Artali:
Dedicated to the women-led revolution
Next coming up soon in the 'Jina revolution' part 15.
October 25, 2023 -
'Strengthening grief'
September 1, 2023
 August 4 - July 15, 2023
July 15 - 1, 2023
June 30 - 15, 2023

June 15 - 9, 2023

November 24, 2023
<<Atekeh Rajabi summoned to court after her prison sentence upheld...
and <<Iranís Security Agencies Coerce Muslims to Denounce Jailed Baha'i Women...
and <<Iranian Elementary Student Dies After School Camp Accident...
and <<RSF: Journalists in Iran <Deserve to Be Celebrated, Not Imprisoned>...
and <<Iranian Authorities Criticized for <Unlawful> Detentions of Azeri Activists...
and <<Iranian Man Jailed in Germany Over Poison Attack Plot...
 

 and more menu links to news untill November 1, 2023

When one hurts or kills a women
one hurts or kills hummanity and is an antrocitie.
Gino d'Artali
and: My mother (1931-1997) always said to me <Mi figlio, non esistono notizie <vecchie> perche puoi imparare qualcosa da qualsiasi notizia.> Translated: <My son, there is no such thing as so called 'old' news because you can learn something from any news.>
Gianna d'Artali.


Michele Rivasi
NCRI - Womens committee - 29 Nov 2023 - in Women's News
<<Remembering Michele Rivasi: A Legacy of Environmental Advocacy and Public Service
It is with profound sorrow that we acknowledge the passing of Michele Rivasi, a departure that has left an exceptional void in our hearts and minds.
On November 22, 2023, Michele Rivasi delivered an impassioned speech at the European Parliament, resonating with a message filled with hope and solidarity. Her powerful words championed the cause of freedom for Iran, standing in unity with Maryam Rajavi and uplifting the brave women and girls of the nation. Michele Rivasi spoke with a conviction that defined her lifelong commitment to championing justice and freedom. Rivasi's message of hope was a beacon for those seeking change, especially in Iran, where the struggle for human rights and freedom has been ongoing. Addressing Maryam Rajavi, she expressed her deep admiration for the unwavering courage displayed by the women and girls of Iran in their pursuit of freedom. She acknowledged the challenges they faced and conveyed her heartfelt solidarity with their cause Michele Rivasi had a multifaceted career in politics, activism, and advocacy, marked by her dedication to environmental causes and public service. Starting in 1986, she founded the Commission for Independent Research and Information on Radioactivity following the Chernobyl disaster. Her political journey began in France's National Assembly from 1997 to 2002, representing the Drome's 1st constituency. Initially an independent ecologist aligned with PS, she later joined Europe Ecologie-The Greens. Rivasi held various significant roles, including leading the Europe …cologie list in the South-East constituency for the 2009 European elections. Her tenure in the European Parliament (2009-2023) involved serving on committees like Industry, Research, and Energy, Environment, Public Health, and Food Safety. She notably contributed as rapporteur on health crisis coordination and participated in crucial committees like Development and Budgetary Control. Rivasi was also involved in digitization and served in the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.
Rivasi's activism extended beyond traditional politics; in 2019, she and three other Green MEPs were arrested for protesting against U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe. Her unwavering strength, dedication, and relentless commitment to advocating for change were a testament to her character.
Tragically, Michele Rivasi passed away from a heart attack in Brussels on November 29, 2023, at the age of 70, leaving behind a legacy of environmental advocacy and dedication to public service.
<The passing of Michele Rivasi is an immense loss for political ecology, European democracy, and for all those who had the privilege of knowing her and working alongside her. Her colleagues and team salute her courage, integrity, and closeness to the people. Her qualities of heart endured until the end,> reads a statement sent from her office.
In these moments of reflection and mourning, let us honor Michele Rivasi's memory by embodying the same strength and determination she displayed. Let us perpetuate her message of hope, solidarity, and unwavering advocacy for a brighter future. May her soul rest in peace, while her legacy remains a beacon of courage and empowerment for all.>>
Source:
https://women.ncr-iran.org/2023/11/29/remembering-michele-rivasi/

Iranwire - 29 Nov 2023
<<Family of Victim of 2019 Protest Crackdown Received <No Justice, Only Suffering>
The uncle of Pooya Bakhtiari, a victim of the bloody state crackdown on protests that rocked Iran in November 2019, says his sister's house was auctioned off after being forfeited in return for his temporary release from prison. The uncle, Mehrdad Bakhtiari, posted a video on social media on November 28 in which he expresses his outrage in front of the Revolution Court building in Karaj, near Tehran. <For the past four years, the Bakhtiari family has endured nothing but oppression and torment,> he laments. <We have seen no justice, only suffering.> Bakhtiari said the court had notified the family of the auction of the house, and that the money from the sale will be confiscated for the benefit of the state. He said the real estate was put up on sale before the issuance of a verdict in his case. <Congratulations> he says sarcastically. <Make my sister, her young child and her husband homeless at the start of winter and see if you get enough.> Pooya Bakhtiari was killed by security forces in Karaj during nationwide protests sparked by an abrupt fuel price increase in November 2019. Like many Iranian families seeking justice for those killed by Iranian security forces, the Bakhtiaris have faced persistent harassment from the authorities. Pooya's father, Manouchehr Bakhtiari, and his mother, Nahid Shirpisheh, are currently imprisoned. Mehrdad Bakhtiari was himself arrested and transferred to Karaj's Rajaee Shahr Prison in June 2022 following the release of a video about the arrest of Nahid Shirpisheh and the publication of images depicting the family home after a raid by security forces. He was temporarily released on bail in September 2022 pending the end of the judicial proceedings.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/122996-family-of-victim-of-2019-protest-crackdown-received-no-justice-only-suffering/

Iranwire - 29 Nov 2023
<<Iranian Activist Najafi Starts Prison Sentence
Iranian authorities have summoned Hamidreza Najafi, a well-known civil activist and entrepreneur in central Markazi province, to serve an eight-month prison sentence. Najafi reported to Arak Central Prison on November 29 to begin his sentence. In a brief message sent to IranWire, the activist stated, <Document today's Iran and share with the world. The story of mothers, fathers, wives, and children sending their young to prison.>
<They have fabricated five cases against me in just two months,> he added. Najafi was arrested in Arak on September 17, coinciding with the first anniversary of anti-establishment protests that rocked Iran for months, and was later released on bail pending the issuance of a verdict. He was initially sentenced to three years in prison on charges of <inciting people to fight and kill each other> and <propaganda against the Islamic Republic system.> Earlier this month, an appeals court acquitted him of the first charge and reduced his sentence to eight months. In another case, Najafi was sentenced to 15 months in prison for <spreading lies,> but the final verdict in this case has not yet been delivered. An informed source told IranWire that security agencies have targeted Najafi for his social media posts in which he criticized the government's economic and social policies.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/122999-iranian-activist-najafi-starts-prison-sentence/

Iranwire - 29 Nov 2023
<<Iranian Civil Society Targeted in Massive Hacking Campaign
Hackers believed to be sponsored by the Iranian government are targeting civil society groups inside and outside of Iran in the <largest and most coordinated impersonation and phishing campaign> since the outbreak of nationwide protests last year, according to a Texas-based group that advocates for human rights in Iran. Miaan Group says in a report published earlier this week that it has documented more than 100 cyberattacks targeting Iranian journalists, civil society activists and rights defenders of ethnic and religious minorities domestically and abroad in 2023. The main target group are individuals and organizations of ethnic minorities such as Kurds and Azeris, it says. The attackers have been impersonating US-based think tanks or non-governmental organizations that support the rights and interests of these minorities or are vocal in supporting the pro-democracy movement in Iran, according to the report. <The attackers have been exploiting the lack of information and awareness among the target groups, as well as various crises in Iran, such as the mysterious suspected poisoning of hundreds of school girls earlier this year, to lure them into clicking on malicious links or opening infected attachments,> the report says. <The links and attachments are designed to harvest the targets' account credentials and personal data, and to compromise their devices and networks.> Miaan Group says the attacks <pose a serious threat to the security and privacy of the target groups, as well as to the integrity and credibility of the information and communication channels that they rely on.>
They also <reveal the increasing capabilities and ambitions of the Iranian government in conducting cyber operations against its perceived enemies, both domestically and internationally.> >>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/122980-iranian-civil-society-targeted-in-massive-hacking-campaign/


Khosrow Alikordi
Iranwire - 29 Nov 2023
<<Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Alikordi Handed Prison Time
Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Khosro Alikordi says a Revolutionary Court in the northeastern city of Mashhad has sentenced him to one year in prison, followed by a two-year exile to Nehbandan. The presiding judge, Hadi Mansouri, accused Alikordi of <engaging in propaganda activities against the Islamic Republic in favor of anti-system groups> through interviews with foreign media and social media posts, the lawyer said in a video released on November 28. Alikordi also said that he was banned from practicing law, engaging in social media activities and leaving the country for a period of two years. The lawyer said he was being punished for having represented families of victims of the bloody state crackdown on nationwide protests that erupted in September last year. Alikordi had faced increased scrutiny from the judiciary since taking on the representation of the family members of Abolfazl Adinezadeh after their arrest. Adinezadeh, a 16-year-old boy, was shot and killed by agents of the Islamic Republic last year outside Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/122982-iranian-human-rights-lawyer-alikordi-handed-prison-time/

NCRI - Womens committee - in women's news - 28 Nov 2023
<<Confidential Document Reveals 2,850 Hijab Monitors Recruited in Tehranís Metro Stations...>
Click here for the 'No-hijabis' alert topic.

Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - Nov 28 2023
<<Sanandaj: Teacher Hossein Alimoradi Receives 16-Month Prison Sentence
Teacher Hossein Alimoradi, the director of the <Ibrahim Khalilullah> School of Religious Sciences in Sanandaj, has been sentenced to sixteen months in prison by the special clerical court of Hamadan. This follows a prior two-year prison sentence handed down in early spring by the same court in a separate case. According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Mamosta Hossein Alimoradi recently received a 16-month prison term from the Clergy Court of Hamadan. The charges include <actions against the security of the country> and <propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran.> The Kurdish cleric from Sanandaj was summoned to the Clergy Court of Hamadan on November 22 of this year. In a preceding ruling on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, Teacher Hossein Alimoradi was sentenced to two years of suspended imprisonment by the Clergy Court of Hamadan. In March 2023, the Clergy Court of Hamadan accused Hossein Alimoradi of <confounding the public mind> and subsequently summoned him for questioning.>>
Source:
https://hengaw.net/en/news/2023/11/sanandaj-teacher-hossein-alimoradi-receives-16-month-prison-sentence
Opinion by Gino d'Artali - It is not only the Basa'is community the mullahs' regime is doing the utmost to genocide them but also the Kurdish community is a target and this not to mention the women of Iran not complying to the shia clerics'/regime's rules.
And having said that one cannot but notice that it are especially Iranian Kurds that of late are convicted to the gallows. Read more here about it:
http://www.cryfreedom.net/ZAA-JMA-2023-nov-hanging-spree.htm

Iranwire - 28 Nov 2023
<<Iranian Rapper Jalili Arrested in Tabriz
Iranian security forces have arrested rapper Milad Jalili in the northwestern city of Tabriz, IranWire has learned. Jalili was apprehended on November 28 and transferred to an undisclosed location. The authorities did not give any information regarding the reasons for his arrest or the agency responsible for it. A day before his arrest, Jalili published a song on his Instagram page, calling for the release of Azeri civil activists. More than a dozen Azeri activists have been taken into custody since September, coinciding with the first anniversary of the Women, Life, Freedom protests.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/122963-iranian-rapper-jalili-arrested-in-tabriz/ 

Iranwire - 28 Nov 2023
<<Wildfires Ravage Forests in Northern Iran
Devastating wildfires have engulfed vast areas of forests in the northern Iranian provinces of Gilan and Mazandaran over the past few days, causing widespread ecological damage and threat to the local communities. In Gilan, the fires burnt through an estimated 105 hectares of forest land, according to local authorities. Maziar Razavi, head of natural resources management in the province, attributed the blazes to strong gusts of warm wind, human negligence, as well as actions by illegal hunters. A fire in the western part of Mazandaran destroyed nine hectares of forests.
Local communities have stepped up to help firefighters battling the blazes. Experts say firefighters lack modern equipment to battle wildfires in Iranís forests. The arrests of environmental activists who have been working to protect the Zagros forests have exacerbated the situation.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/122954-wildfires-ravage-forests-in-northern-iran/

Jinha - Womens News Agency - 27 Nov 2023 - by BAHARIN LEHIB
<<Former Afghan MP: Women face different forms of violence and oppression in all countries
Afghanistan- Former Afghan MP Belqis Roshan is one of the resisting and brave women, who stand with the Afghan people, especially women. Before the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, she was the only voice in the Afghan parliament that exposed the crimes of the ruling government and the U.S. in Afghanistan. NuJINHA spoke to her on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
'Afghan women are held captive at their homes'
Emphasizing that Afghan women have been deprived of their rights since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, she said, <Afghan women are held captive at their homes due to the policies carried out in the name of religion. Women all around the world hold activities and events to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women while Afghan women are deprived of their rights.>
'The international community remains silent'
Speaking about the crimes committed against Afghan women, she said, <Today, Afghan women are subjected to violence and crimes against humanity; however, the international community remains silent because of the competitions of powerful countries such as China, Russians, America, and NATO. Our people, especially women, are the main victims of these competitions.> Belqis Roshan believes that Afghan women should learn that, <Rights are not given but taken. Self sacrifice, persistent and serious struggle are needed to take women's rights back. Unfortunately, women face different forms of violence and oppression in all countries, even in European countries and America. However, in fundamentalist countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Libya, Palestine, Iraq, Pakistan and others, fundamentalism has become the very devil for women.>
'The resistance of women in Iran is a role model for us'
Belqis Roshan also commented on the resistance of the women in Iran. <The regime of the mullahs, which sacrifices hundreds of thousands of men and especially women in Iran today, was brought to power by the USA. The USA did the same thing in Afghanistan.>
'Women are the first victims of wars and conflicts'. Speaking about the Russian-Ukraine war and Israel's attacks on Gaza, she said, <Women are the first victims of wars and conflicts. The US and NATO occupied Afghanistan claiming that they would liberate Afghan women; however, they killed women the most. After the Taliban took over Afghanistan, they first targeted women.> >>
Source:
https://jinhaagency.com/en/actual/former-afghan-mp-women-face-different-forms-of-violence-and-oppression-in-all-countries-34204


Niloufar Ghazaleh and her husband Mohammad Ali Moghimi
Jinha - Womens News Agency - 28 Nov 2023
<<Niloufar Ghazaleh arrested with her husband in Isfahan
News Center- Niloufar Ghazaleh and her husband Mohammad Ali Moghimi were arrested in the Khor and Biyabank city of Isfahan province on Monday a month after she was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of <publishing photos without hijab>. The hotel of the young couple has been sealed for more than a month. The city of Khor and Biyabank is a touristic city. According to the local reports, many facilities in the city have been sealed in recent months for not complying with the compulsory <hijab>.>>
Source:
https://jinhaagency.com/en/actual/niloufar-ghazaleh-arrested-with-her-husband-in-isfahan-34211?page=1


Zohreh Sarv
Jinha - Womens News Agency - 28 Nov 2023
<<Iranian political prisoner Zohreh Sarv on hunger strike for 5 days
News Center- Iranian political prisoner Zohreh Sarv has been on a hunger strike in Evin prison for five days to protest her denial of medical care. The political prisoner started her hunger strike after the prison authorities prevented her from receiving hospital treatment for a torn meniscus for several weeks. According to reports, Zohreh Sarv consumes only <water, sugar and salt> and she will refuse to consume sugar and salt as of today (November 28) if her demands have not been met. Zohreh Sarv has been serving a six-year prison term since October 2021 on charges of <gathering and colluding against national security> and <propaganda against the system>.>>
Source:
https://jinhaagency.com/en/actual/iranian-political-prisoner-zohreh-sarv-on-hunger-strike-for-5-days-34212

Iranwire - 28 Nov 2023
<<In Video After Release, Iranian Rapper Salehi Says He Didn't <Confess> or Cooperate
Popular Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi, who was released from prison earlier this month after spending more than a year behind bars, says integrators tortured him for a long period of time and broke one of his arms and legs. In a video released on November 27, Salehi says that he neither admitted guilt nor cooperated with the security forces, despite the torture and other ill-treatment he endured while in custody. Salehi, 32, was arrested in October 2022 after making public statements in support of nationwide protests that had erupted the previous month. A court sentenced him to six years and three months in prison in July on a charge of <corruption on Earth.> He was freed on bail on November 18 after the Supreme Court returned his case to a lower court. In his video, the singer expresses his gratitude to the Iranian people for their unwavering support and crediting them with saving his life. <They tortured me for a prolonged time, striking me on the head and face, and even breaking my arm and leg,> he says, adding that his jailers most probably injected him with adrenaline to keep him conscious in order to subject him to more torture. Addressing rumors and false allegations published by state media, he says, <Now that they have failed to keep me imprisoned, they seek to tarnish my reputation through slander, claiming that I implicated individuals in my confession.> <I had nothing to confess, and none of the individuals involved in the production of my videos were arrested,> he adds. Regarding a forced confession video that has circulated, Salehi says, <I never apologized to my interrogator. Instead, the agents manipulated the nine-hour interrogation footage to create the illusion of an apology to the intelligence agent.>
He further says he has lodged complaints against the Islamic Republic's media outlets for the lies they had propagated about him. The rapper cites a news report claiming that a death sentence pronounced against him was changed to a prison term due to his alleged cooperation with agents. Salehi's brutal arrest and prolonged imprisonment has sparked international condemnation.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/122947-in-video-after-release-iranian-rapper-salehi-says-he-didnt-confess-or-cooperate/

Iranwire - 27 Nov 2023
<<Jailed Baha'i Woman Denied Phone Calls from Evin Prison
Iranian prison authorities have denied the Baha'i prisoner Mahvash Shahriari Sabet access to phone calls after she published an open letter from inside Evin prison. <It is the ultimate injustice that my mother is being punished and fined for writing a diary about her 40 years of life, even in prison> her daughter Negar Sabet told IranWire. In a letter published last week, Mahvash Sabet described the oppression and deprivation she and her family have endured under the Islamic Republic. Sabet, a follower of the Baha'i faith in Iran, is serving a 10-year sentence in Evin prison due to her beliefs. The 71-year-old Baha'i citizen has already spent 10 years of her life in prison after she served on an informal group of people who administered basic affairs in the Baha'i community.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/bahais-of-iran/122918-jailed-bahai-woman-denied-phone-calls-from-evin-prison/
And please do read this poem written by Mahvash Sabet:
"Dust
I drew near the mirror
to see myself better
It said, 'Go and get Lost!
You're nothing but dust.'"
Mahvash Sabet
From "Prison poems"

Iranwire - 27 Nov 2023
<<Father of Executed Iranian Protester Arrested
The family of a young Iranian man executed last week over the alleged killing of a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) during nationwide protests continues to face harassment and intimidation from the authorities. According to reports published on social networks, Milad Zohrehvand's father was arrested and taken to prison following his son's funeral on November 24. The reasons for Ruhullah Zohrehvand's detention remain unknown. Meanwhile, intelligence agents of the IRGC poured concrete over Milad's grave in the cemetery of the western city of Hamadan.
The Norway-based Hengaw organization said on November 23 that Zohrevand, a 21-year-old construction worker, was hanged without prior notice in Hamedan Central Prison - the eighth known execution carried out in cases related to protests that erupted after the September 2022 death of Mahsa Amini in police custody. Zohrehvand was not granted a final meeting with his family, the group said. Throughout his detention, he was denied access to a lawyer and other basic rights. His family was reportedly subjected to intense pressure from the IRGC Intelligence Organization not to speak publicly about his case. Amnesty International said it was <horrified> by Zohrevand's execution and called on the international community to urge Iranian authorities to immediately establish an official moratorium on executions. <Iran's authorities systematically carry out executions after grossly unfair trials & use the death penalty as a tool of repression,> the London-based human rights group said on the social media platform X.>>
Read more here:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/122913-father-of-executed-iranian-protester-arrested/
And read also the calling of Nobel Prize for Peace 2023 winner Narges Mohammadi here:
NARGES MOHAMMADI *Victory is not easy, but it is certain*
'Mother of a long and free Iran'


Iranwire - 27 Nov 2023
<<Baha'i Woman Sentenced to Almost Four Years in Prison
An Iranian Revolutionary Court has sentenced Shohreh Salekian, a Baha'i citizen living in Mashhad, to three years and eight months in prison. Salekian was charged with <membership in a group with the aim of disrupting national security> and <propaganda against the system.> She was sentenced to three years in prison for the first charge and eight months in prison for the second charge. According to Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, only the longest punishment of three years will be applied if the sentence is upheld on appeal. Salekian is one of seven Baha'i women who have been sentenced to three years and eight months in prison in the past month by the first branch of the Revolutionary Court of Mashhad. These preliminary rulings are under appeal. The Baha'i faith is not a recognized religion in Iran and since the 1979 Islamic Revolution its adherents have faced systematic persecution from the Iranian government.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/bahais-of-iran/122911-bahai-woman-sentenced-to-almost-four-years-in-prison/
Read also if you would/could:
'The mullahs' regime's 'bloodhounds' war against the Basa'is.

Iranwire - 27 Nov 2023
<<Iranian Political Prisoner On Hunger Strike to Protest Lack of Medical Care
Iranian political prisoner Zohreh Sarv has been on a hunger strike for four days in protest at the authorities denying adequate medical care. In a letter sent from Tehran's Evin prison, Sarv says she will consume only <water, sugar and salt,> and holds the judiciary responsible for any consequences to her health and life that may result from her hunger strike launched on November 23. She also points out that she should be released on parole after serving more than a third of her sentence. Reports indicate that the prison authorities have prevented her from receiving hospital treatment for a meniscus tear for several weeks. Sarv has been serving a six-year prison term since October 2021 on charges of <gathering, colluding and propaganda against the system.> She is the only caretaker of her 75-year-old mother, who is unable to leave the house due to her old age and a hip fracture. The old woman is attended to by a nurse during her daughter's imprisonment. The two have not been able to meet for 27 months. Over the past decades, many political prisoners in Iran have suffered from serious medical complications caused by hunger strikes, and some have lost their lives.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/prisoners/122909-iranian-political-prisoner-on-hunger-strike-to-protest-lack-of-medical-care/

Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - Nov 26 2023
<<Amol-based graphic designer Shaya Shahugh has been sentenced to five years in prison by the judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Shahugh, who was detained approximately two months ago and transferred to prison, was convicted by the first branch of the revolutionary court in Amol, led by Chief Judge HassanZadeh. According to reports obtained by the Hengaw organization for Human Rights, Shaya Shahugh, a resident of Amol, was charged with <membership in anti-government groups,> <conspiracy,> <propaganda against the government,> and <insulting the Supreme Leader.> The cumulative sentence handed down is five years of punitive imprisonment. Shaya Shahugh, known for his work as a graphic designer, had previously collaborated with various Iranian publications, including the monthly magazine <Nameh.> It is noteworthy that Shaya Shahugh was arrested on the 19th of September 2023, by security forces at his residence in Amol. The authorities conducted a search of his home, seizing personal belongings, and ultimately, he was transferred from the detention center in the intelligence office of Sari city, Mazandaran province, to Amol prison on the 18th of October 2023.>>
Source:
https://hengaw.net/en/news/2023/11/amol-based-graphic-designer-shaya-shahugh-has-been-sentenced-to-five-years-in-prison-by-the-judicial-system-of-the-islamic-republic-of-iran


Iranian nurses demanding respect
NCRI - Womens committee - 26 Nov 2023 - in Women's News
<<Iranian nurses demand their unpaid overtime fees, bonuses, and tariffs
The protests by Iranian nurses continued on Saturday, November 25, 2023.
Iranian nurses have protested many times in different cities in protest against non-payment of their overtime work, bonuses, and tariffs. Saturday saw protests by nurses in Sanandaj and Saqqez, in Kurdistan province. Last weekend, November 18 and 19, Iranian nurses held protests in various cities, including Tehran, Rasht, Yazd, Arak, Eslamabad-e Gharb, and Kermanshah. Nurses must do overtime work for low fees. They receive only 1.9 million tomans for 130 hours of overtime work. Iranian nurses complain about voluminous work, insufficient payment, past-due bonuses, and unjust tariffs. The head of the Nursing Organization, Mohammad Mirza Beigi, said medical centers presently lack more than 100,000 nurses. Mohammad Sharifi Moghaddam, general secretary of the House of Nurses, recently acknowledged that 90 percent of Iranian nurses are discontented. Such discontent is one of the main reasons for nurses' migration from the country. The state-run ILNA news agency reported on October 28, that nurses received only 2.2 million Tomans in November 2023, for 147 hours of overtime work they did in March. And even then, 240,000 Tomans are deducted as tax. This means that nurses receive only 15,000 Tomans for each hour of work, while the price for one kilogram of beef is 560,000 Tomans and chicken is sold for 90,000 Tomans. The state-run Tasnim website, reported on November 19, that <more than 3,000 nurses emigrate from Iran every year.> In addition, there are several thousand nurses who have <either resigned or have been expelled.> The nurses' emigration and resignation are among the reasons the workload on Iranian nurses is heavy.>>
Source:
https://women.ncr-iran.org/2023/11/26/iranian-nurses-demand-unpaid/


Abdul Khadir
Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - Nov 25 2023
<<Saqqez; Abdul Qadir Khonsard, a former member of Iran's Muay Thai team and holder of two world bronze medals sentenced to two years and six months in prison. Abdul Qadir Khonsard, a Kurdish athlete from Saqqez City and a former member of Iran's Muay Thai team, has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison by the Iranian Judiciary for his participation in the Jin, Jiyan, Azadi movement. He's also sentence to one year year in exile. According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, recently Abdul Qadir Khonsard, the winner of two World Muay Thai Championships medals, was sentenced to a total of two years and six months in prison by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Court in Saqqez for the charges of <propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran> and <insulting Khamenei>. He is also sentenced to one year in exile in the city of Sosangerd, Khuzestan Province. According to an informed source, Abdul Qadir Khonsard, who is currently serving his prison term in Saqqez prison with another case, was recently accused of participating in the Jin, Jiyan, Azadi movement, with the opening of a new case and the imposition of a judicial sentence is facing two years and six months of imprisonment. Abdul Qadir Khonsard won two bronze medals in 2010 and 2012 in the world championships of Thailand and Uzbekistan with the Iranian Muay Thai team.>>
Source:
https://hengaw.net/en/news/2023/11/saqqez-abdul-qadir-khonsard-a-former-member-of-irans-muay-thai-team-and-holder-of-two-world-bronze-medals-sentenced-to-two-years-and-six-months-in-prison


Mohammad Baroghani
Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - Nov 25 2023
<<The death sentence imposed on Mohammad Baroghani has been commuted to a term of detention and exile
Mohammad Baroghani from Pakdasht city, who was detained during the <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi (Woman, Life, Freedom)> movement and previously sentenced to death after accepting a retrial and referring the case to a court of equal rank, is now convicted of five years of penal imprisonment and endures ten years of exile. According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, the revolutionary court in Tehran, presided over by Judge Abolghasem Salawati, has determined Mohammad Baroghani's fate. The 19-year-old inmate, currently held at Ghezel Hesar prison, will serve five years of penal imprisonment and face ten years of exile in Naeen city, Isfahan. Originally facing charges such as conflict with security forces, utilization of cold weapons, and instigating the governorship of Pakdasht city, Baroghani was initially sentenced to death in the 15th branch of the Tehran Revolutionary Court. Following the acceptance of the retrial, the case was reconsidered by a court of equal rank to the Revolutionary Court of Tehran. Notably, after enduring one year and two months of imprisonment, the physical and mental condition of this young protester is reported to be critical. Mohammad Baroghani was detained shortly after the commencement of the <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi (Woman, Life, Freedom)> movement on September 22, 2022, in Pakdasht city, Tehran. Subsequently, he was transferred from Gohardasht prison to Ghezel Hesar prison.>>
Source:
https://hengaw.net/en/news/2023/11/the-death-sentence-imposed-on-mohammad-baroghani-has-been-commuted-to-a-term-of-detention-and-exile


Shailin Asadollahi
Jinha - Womens News Agency - 25 Nov 2023
<<Iranian actor Shailin Asadollahi released
News Center- Iranian actor and activist Shailin Asadollahi, who was taken into custody and transferred to Silivri Removal Center in Turkey on November 23, has been released. In an interview with Bianet, theater and film actor Shailin Asadollahi stated that she was detained because someone she had previously argued with and filed a complaint against had also filed a complaint against her. The actor mentioned that she continued her education in Turkey as a student and expressed deep sadness about her detention. <I would like to express my endless thanks to my friends, feminists and activists in Turkey to struggle for my release. Although my status for deportation to Iran is still uncertain, I thank all the lawyers and my loved ones who helped me to prevent my deportation,> Shailin Asadollahi wrote on her social media account after her release.>>
Source:
https://jinhaagency.com/en/actual/iranian-actor-shailin-asadollahi-released-34201?page=1

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