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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. 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:  Dec wk 5 -- Dec week 4-3 -- Dec wk3 -- Dec 17 - 10 -- Dec week 2 and 1 -- 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  
And for all topics below
that may hopefully interest you click on the image:

'THE NO-HIJABIS

Updated December 18, 2023

'BIOLOGICAL
TERROR ATTACKS
AGAINST SCHOOLGIRLS'

Updated October 10, 2023

'IRANIAN JOURNALISTS
UNDER SIEGE'

Updated December 19, 2023

'BLINDING
AS A WEAPON'

Updated December 15, 2023

'THE HANGING SPREE'

Updated November 30, 2023

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September 2023: THE REGIME'S ATTEMPT AND CRUELTY TO TRY AND CRUSH THE PROTESTS, AND THE REVOLT SINCE THE COMMEMORATION OF THE KILLING OF JINA MAHSA AMINI A YEAR AGO  
(Updates December 29, 2023)
 


 

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
The face of Iran's protests. Her life, her dreams and her death.
By a renowned German outlet 
and
November 15, 2023 - <<Iranian Woman Arrested on Jinas' Anniversary Tells Her Story...>
and
December 12, 2023 - <<EU Remembers Mahsa Amini at Sakharov Prize Awarding Ceremony...>
and
December 23, 2023 - <<Saleh Nikbakht Interrogated at Khomeini Airport and the Sakharov Prize confiscated by Iranian security forces...>
 

Click here to go to previous parts:
Updates:
Part 14: November 15 - October 25, 2023
Part
15: November 30 - 13, 2023
Part 16: December 28 - 16, 2023

 

Gino d'artali's opinion: We mourn AND fight!


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.

'THE JINA REVOLUTION'

Preface by Gino d'Artali - Dec 25, 2023
Dear reader, the, as I call it, Jina Revolution is alive and kicking despite the ruthless oppression and killings by the mullahs' regime and proof of that lays in my report as listed below but let me, with your permission, first ask for your attention for the situation for Jina's family and especially her mother Mojgan Eftekhari, who said the following:
my daughter <spread the dream of freedom from her hometown of Kurdistan to the whole of Iran, the Middle East and the world, mobilizing millions of oppressed women and men.> <I firmly believe that her name will forever embody freedom alongside Joan of Arc's name,> she added, in referrence to a saint honored as a defender of the French nation during the Hundred Years' War.>

Read more here:
JINA AMINI'S VOICE IS HEARD

despite the mullahs' regime to force it down!

Also please let us pay special tribute to our dear sister

Narges Mohammadi

Narges Mohammadi, imprisoned under the most grave heinous acts of inhumanity of the regime but she's not backing down no matter what. Do read more about her if you will here:
*The revolutionary court is the slaughterhouse of the youth of Iran, and I will not set foot in this slaughterhouse,> Mohammadi says...* and more

And now my reports about how the mullahs' regime tries to crush the dissents of all walks of life but is not gaining an inch because the brave dissents will never give up untill the flag of Victory is raised on the Azadi tower and the fascists regime bloodhounds will run for their lives as they will be persecuted by the international court of crimes against humanity.
Long live a long and free Iran


Plane depicting Jina grounded
Jinha - Womens News Agency 28 Dec 2023
<<Plane ordered to remove Jina Mahsa Amini's image to land in Egypt
News Center- A plane was not allowed to land in Egypt due to the image of Jina Mahsa Amini, who was killed in Iran on September 16, 2022.
Enrique Pineyro, an Argentine-Italian actor, director and social activist, wrote on X that he had to remove the image of Jina Mahsa Amini from his private Boeing 787 airplane to be allowed to land in Egypt and deliver humanitarian aid to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. <To fly a humanitarian cargo to El Arish for Gaza, the Egyptian government would not allow the livery with the photo of Mahsa Amini and the legend: No woman should be killed for not covering her head. No man should be hanged for saying this. We had to remove it to land there,> his post said. >>
Source:
https://jinhaagency.com/en/actual/plane-ordered-to-remove-jina-mahsa-amini-s-image-to-land-in-egypt-34370


Zeyneb Xoresan
JINHA - Womens News Agency - Dec 25, 2023 - by SEMA ZILAN
<<Zeyneb Xoresan: 2023 was the year of protecting values
Sulaymaniyah- The protests that sparked in Eastern Kurdistan and Iran following the killing of Jina Mahsa Amini by Iran's so-called <morality police> on September 16, 2022 have been led by women chanting the <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi> slogan. In an interview with NuJINHA, Zeyneb Xoresan, member of the Democratic and Free Society of Eastern Kurdistan (KODAR) evaluated the developments in Iran and Rojhilat Kurdistan in 2023. <In 2023, the Iranian regime attacked women more systematically than ever before to take revenge on women. Hundreds of women were arrested, detained and executed in 2023.>
'2023 was the year of protecting values'
Zeyneb Xoresan said that women from Eastern Kurdistan struggled in 2023. <2023 was the year of self-knowledge and protecting values. Women of Eastern Kurdistan have a deep culture. When you look at the history of Eastern Kurdistan, you will see that women have led all protests, uprisings and revolutions. They have played an important role in all uprisings. They have always made great efforts to change the system and government. In the last two years, their leading role has become obvious.>
'The Jin, Jiyan, Azadi uprising highlights leader Apoís influence on women'
Pointing to the strong women of Eastern Kurdistan and Iran, she said, <The misogynous Iranian regime has intensified its attacks on women. Despite the ongoing attacks of the regime, women are determined to resist. The Jin, Jiyan, Azadi uprising highlights leader Apo's (Abdullah Ocalan) influence on women. His philosophy has become the basis of women's struggle for freedom. Women of Eastern Kurdistan and Iran demand equality in all facets of life now. The women of Eastern Kurdistan and Iran know themselves better now and they fight to protect themselves and their identity. Once again, they rise up against patriarchy.>
'Women have paid the heaviest price'
Zeyneb Xoresan also commented on the misogynous policies of the Iranian regime. <The Iranian regime has intensified its attacks on women leading the uprising. It has used every means and method to suppress the uprising and intimidate women. Undoubtedly, women have paid the heaviest price. Women are the most affected by the social crises. Women should unite to end violence against women, child marriage and femicide.>
'We have to hear the songs sung in prisons'
Speaking about the arrested women in Eastern Kurdistan and Iran, she said, ďHundreds of women were arrested, detained and executed in 2023.


Verishe Moradi
Verishe Moradi, a member of the East Kurdistan Free Women Society (KJAR), was arrested along with Pexşan Ezizi by the Iranian regime. Our comrade Verishe Moradi is a women's rights defender. Every day, women are executed in Iran. The Iranian regime uses such inhuman methods to intimidate resisting women in Eastern Kurdistan and Iran. We have to hear the songs sung in prisons for freedom.> At the end of her speech, Zeyneb Xoresan drew attention to the struggle for freedom in Eastern Kurdistan and Iran. <We must be the voice of resisting women in Eastern Kurdistan and Iran. Women all around the world should raise their voices for women in Eastern Kurdistan and Iran. Everyone should oppose the attacks on women.> >>
Source incl. video:
https://jinhaagency.com/en/actual/zeyneb-xoresan-2023-was-the-year-of-protecting-values-34349

Iranwire - 20 Dec 2023
<<Iranian Protester Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Prison
Iranian authorities have sentenced a protester to a total of 10 years and three months in prison, IranWire has learnt. On December 13, Branch 11 of the Zanjan Court of Appeals upheld the sentence issued in the first instance against Mohammad Maleki. Branch 2 of the Zanjan Revolutionary Court previously sentenced Maleki to eight months for <propaganda against the system,> three years and seven months for <gathering and conspiring to act against national security,> and six years and one day for <forming and managing the Zanjan neighborhood's youth [Telegram] channel with the intention of disrupting internal security.> Under the Islamic Republic's laws, six years and one day of the sentence will be applicable. Maleki was arrested in the northwestern city of Zanjan on September 18 by intelligence officers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), as Iranians came to the streets across the country to mark the first anniversary of the Woman, Life, Freedom protest movement. After spending 15 days in solitary confinement in the IRGC intelligence detention center, Maleki was transferred to Zanjan prison. While in custody, he was denied legal representation and visits from his family.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/prisoners/123707-iranian-protester-sentenced-to-over-10-years-in-prison/

Iranwire - 19 Dec 2023
<<Sunni Mosques Raided, Arrests Made in Iranís Baluchistan
Tension was reportedly high in two predominantly Baluch cities in the southeastern Iranian province of Zahedan after armed forces stormed at least three Sunni mosques there and arrested an undisclosed number of people. The Campaign of Baluch Activists reported that two mosques were raided in the provincial capital of Zahedan on December 18, resulting in the arrest of students and religious activists. Security forces arrived at the Tajweed Al-Qur'an mosque by bus and transported those detained to an undisclosed location, it said. The name of the second mosque targeted was not immediately known. The report said that protests erupted around the mosques after the raids. Haalvsh, an organization that monitors rights violations in Sistan and Baluchistan, reported the arrest of at least 10 Sunni religious activists in the city of Rask after a raid on a mosque. Those detained were identified as members of the Tablighi Jamaat religious movement. The raids come amid increased security measures across Sistan and Baluchistan after a deadly attack on a police station in Rask last week. State television reported that at least 11 police officers were killed in the December 15 assault, which was claimed by the Sunni militant group Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice). Baluch human rights groups reported the presence of military vehicles and helicopters in Rask. The impoverished province of Sistan and Baluchistan borders Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is home to a Sunni Baluch minority of up to 2 million people in a country where the population is predominantly Shia. Human rights groups say the Baluch population and other minorities in Iran face widespread discrimination in the judicial system and their everyday lives, with the authorities curtailing their access to education, employment, adequate housing and political office.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/123663-sunni-mosques-raided-arrests-made-in-irans-baluchistan/

<Iranwire - Dec 19 2023
<<Jailed Iranian Journalists Join Khatereh Hakimi in Singing
In a powerful act of defiance, Iranian singer Khatereh Hakimi has shared a video of herself singing <Safarnak,> accompanied by three women journalists imprisoned in Tehran's Evin prison. The video, which was posted on social media, shows Hakimi playing the guitar and singing. The journalists Nasim Sultanbeigi, Elahe Mohammadi and Niloofar Hamedi can also be heard singing over the phone. The recording is interrupted by a brief automated message saying, <This is a phone call from Evin Prison.> Sultanbeigi, Mohammadi and Hamedi and among dozens of journalists unlawfully jailed during nationwide protests sparked by the September 2022 death of Mahsa Amini while in police custody. Mohammadi and Hamedi were handed prison sentences totalling 12 and 13 years in prison, respectively, for their coverage of Amini's death. Sultanbeigi is serving a prison sentence of three years and seven months.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/prisoners/123674-jailed-iranian-journalists-join-khatereh-hakimi-in-singing/

Iranwire - 19 Dec 2023
<<Blast Hits Police Car in Iran's Zahedan; Casualties Reported
An explosion caused by a suspected landmine hit a police car in the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan, according to local independent media, four days after a deadly attack on a police station in the same province of Sistan and Baluchistan. The December 19 blast in the Galogah area caused casualties, the reports said, without providing further details. The Sunni jihadist group Ansar al-Furqan claimed responsibility in a brief statement, asserting that the vehicle belonged to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Officials did not immediately comment on the incident.
On December 15, state television reported that at least 11 police officers were killed in an overnight assault on a police station in the city of Rask, also in Sistan and Baluchistan. That attack was claimed by the Sunni militant group Jaish al-Adl. The impoverished province of Sistan and Baluchistan borders Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is home to a Sunni Baluch minority of up to 2 million people in a country where the population is predominantly Shia. Human rights groups say the Baluch population and other minorities in Iran face widespread discrimination in the judicial system and their everyday lives, with the authorities curtailing their access to education, employment, adequate housing and political office. Unrest in Sistan and Baluchistan province has involved drugs-smuggling gangs, Baluch rebels and Sunni extremists. The provincial capital, Zahedan, was the scene of months-long deadly protests that erupted in September last year.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/123681-blast-hits-police-car-in-irans-zahedan-casualties-reported/


Armita Pavir
Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - 15 Dec 2023
<<Tabriz; Armita Pavir, a student, arrested and sentenced to 22 months and 17 days in prison
Armita Pavir, a student activist and one of the detainees of the Women, Life, Freedom movement, who recently went on a hunger strike in Tabriz Central Prison, was sentenced to one year, ten months, and seventeen days in prison by the judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
According to the report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Armita Pavir, a student activist of Azerbaijan Civil University, was recently dismissed has been sentenced to one year and three months and on day on the charge of <insulting Khamenei in cyberspace>, and in seven months and sixteen days on the charge <Propaganda activity against the Islamic Republic of Iran> and a total of one year and 10 months and 17 days of penal servitude by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Court in Azarshahr. According to the Consolidation of Sentences Law and if the sentence is approved by the Court of Appeal, the harshest punishment for Armita Pavir will be one year three months, and one day in prison. Armita Pavir, the arrested student of Molecular Biology at Tabriz Civil University, started her third hunger strike in Tabriz Central Prison on Friday, November 3, 2023, which destabilized her health condition. This student from Tabriz was sent to <Imam Reza> hospital in Tabriz in the middle of the third period of her strike due to her worsening condition and was returned to the prison without permission to complete the treatment period. She ended her first hunger strike, which began on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, with the promise of the prison authorities to look into her legal status and conditions of detention. Armita Pavir has been continuously under pressure, to the extent that Mehboob Alilu, the public prosecutor and revolution of Tabriz, has so far put pressure on her to file a case. This student was arrested by the security agents in Tabriz on Thursday, September 21, 2023, and was taken to the central prison of this city. She was arrested for the first time on October 31, 2023, during the protests, by the security forces in front of the Tabriz Civil University, and on December 8, 2023, she was temporarily released from Tabriz Central Prison with a bail of 250 million tomans until the end of the proceedings.>>
Source:
https://hengaw.net/en/news/2023/12/tabriz-armita-pavir-a-student-arrested-and-sentenced-to-22-months-and-17-days-in-prison


Armita Pavir
PIC Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University
Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - 13 Dec 2023
<<Hengaw's Exclusive Report Reveals Security and Structural Violence at Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University
Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University in Tabriz, a prominent institution actively involved in the Women, Life, Freedom movement, has become a focal point of organized repression by security forces. Recent developments indicate intensified pressure, including the fabrication of cases and the involvement of families of student activists. According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, students at Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University have faced threats of education bans if they expose the security situation and the threats and summonses that student activists continuously receive. The university's security agenda also involves contacting parents to involve students with their families. Amidst this security crackdown at Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, several Kurdish students were expelled from the dormitory solely due to their <close friendship> with Armita Pavir, a student activist who was arrested. According to an unnamed student, security staff at Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, empowered by security institutions, have employed threats and enticements to pressure protesting and active students for financial extortion and sexual relations. The student, whose identity is protected by Hengaw, disclosed key figures involved in the repression, including Issa Seif, the head of the security office; Abul Ala'i, who assumed the deputy security role post-student suppression; a person named Mr. Shoghi, a cleaner turned guard due to active participation in repressions; and a female employee with the Javadpour surname, responsible for the disciplinary committee. These individuals play a direct role in issuing suspension and expulsion orders, as well as contacting and threatening students' families.
In conclusion, the student emphasized their intention to expose the repression process, urging families to refrain from pressuring their children amidst the organized repression at Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University by the security institutions of the Islamic Republic of Iran.>>
Source:
https://hengaw.net/en/news/2023/12/hengaws-exclusive-report-reveals-security-and-structural-violence-at-azarbaijan-shahid-madani-university

Iranwire - 23 Nov 2023 - by ROGHAYEH REZAEI
<<Jailed Iranian Activist Armita Pavir on New Hunger Strike
Armita Pavir, a 29-year-old Iranian activist imprisoned in the northwestern city of Tabriz, says she has been on a hunger strike for 10 days, and holds the Islamic Republic accountable for any harm that may befall her. In an audio file received by IranWire, Pavir says launched her hunger strike on November 12, the second since her arrest on September 13, emphasizing that her dreams, life and career have all been taken from her. Speaking with a weak voice, she is interrupted every few minutes by a message saying, <This call is from Tabriz prison.> The activist says she will not relent, declaring that she cannot ignore the countless grieving families and the blood spilled in the authorities' crackdown on dissent. Recent reports emerged from Tabriz prison indicating that Pavir was hospitalized due to her deteriorating health. The young woman was first detained during protests in Tabriz on October 31 last year. Before that, she was suspended and then banned from university for her student activism. Pavir ran a Telegram channel where he shared her daily experiences and emphasized the need to keep up the resistance against the Islamic Republic to bring changes in her country. Security agents have retained her mobile phone and electronic devices and pressured her to sign a letter of apology to justify her arrest. The judiciary claims to have arrested her for <financial> reasons, citing a debt she allegedly owed the university for running a cafe at Tabriz Madani University. However, an informed source has told IranWire that this is merely a pretext, as she remains incarcerated despite having paid the debt and damages. In the audio file, Pavir confirms that the financial accusations are fabricated and describes being pressured to sign a <letter of repentance> since the first day of her detention. According to Pavir, the city's prosecutor forced her into a meeting in Tabriz prison. <They told me to write a letter of repentance and express regret... but I explicitly stated that I'm not sorry or regretful, and if given the chance again, I would take the same actions,> she says. <Our discussion continued, and the prosecutor bluntly declared that anyone who opposes this system [the Islamic Republic] is a traitor,> she adds. <He was so enraged and narrow-minded that he shouted in the hallway that 'no one has the right to assist this woman.'> In response, she shouted that <no one desires assistance from you or your kind.> Pavir details the harassment she has faced since her arrest, stating that <from the moment I arrived, various officials spoke to me repeatedly to persuade me to write a letter of repentance.> She explains that her refusal to sign the letter and her interaction with the prosecutor led to the extension of her detention. While similar cases typically take 10 to 15 days to reach court, this process took three months in Pavir's case. During this time, a judge ruled she should remain incarcerated.
Pavir explains that after observing her positive interactions with other inmates, prison officials transferred her to a cell on a separate floor reserved for minors. However, she says the cell also houses a woman accused of murder and another who faces the death penalty for drug trafficking.
<If I am a financial prisoner, why am I not in a financial ward [of the prison]?> she asks. Pavir said she first went on a hunger strike to protest her transfer to a cell outside the general and financial crimes ward and the relentless pressure she endured. <They didn't allow me to shop on my own,> she says. <I had to write a list and have other people buy things for me. As time went on, they increased the psychological pressure. The prison warden confiscated my notebook for no reason, even though I was using it to learn handicraft skills. When I walk in the yard, people constantly follow me around, eavesdropping on my conversations with others.> <This system, despite its arsenal of weapons, media outlets and despite its use of punishments, threats, and all forms of repression, feels so weak that it fears a women activist like me,> she cont
inued. <If I talk to a fellow prisoner for five minutes, the prison's order is disrupted.> Pavir reveals that she ended her first hunger strike after receiving promises from prison authorities that she would be transferred to the ward housing financial prisoners by November 10. <They didn't keep their promise, so I resumed my hunger strike and will not end it under any circumstances,> she says. <With each passing day, I become increasingly aware of my capacity for resilience and bravery.> <The end of this path is clear to me, not only for me but for all of us,> according to the activist, who ends her audio message by saying: <Hope. Don't lose hope.> >>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/women/122793-jailed-iranian-activist-armita-pavir-on-new-hunger-strike/


Jina Amini's hair is choking Ebrahim Raisi, the president of Iran. (Nasrin Sheykhi, Twitter)
Iranwire - 18 Dec 2023
<<Iranian Activists, Intellectuals Blast <Oppressive> Policies Against Women
Nine Iranian political activists and intellectuals have condemned the Islamic Republic's enforcement of mandatory headscarf law, calling it a <major social, political and security issue.> <Compulsory hijab lacks any basis or justification, not only from an intellectual standpoint but also under the framework of traditional Sharia law which the Islamic government claims to adhere to,> they said in a joint statement. The text is signed by Seddiqeh Vasmaghi, Zahra Rahnavard, Hashem Aghajari, Nasrin Sotoudeh, Farhad Meysami, Lotfullah Meysami, Alieh Motalebzadeh, Mustafa Malekian and Naser Zarafshan. <We condemn the double oppression inflicted upon half of society through the imposition of compulsory hijab,> the signatories said, calling for the relevant law. <However, it is astonishing that despite the majority's opposition, the government has intensified its violent measures against women and, worse yet, seeks to evade responsibility for these actions through deceit and lies,> they added. The statement characterized mandatory hijab as <an affront to the dignity and rights of Iranian women> and called for an <end to all oppressive policies against women in various personal and social spheres.> As an alternative, the signatories advocate for <optional hijab.> All women in Iran must conceal their hair with a headscarf and wear loose fitting trousers under their coats while in public. But a growing number of women have appeared in public since monthslong demonstrations erupted in September last year following the death of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, in police custody.
Amini had been arrested in Tehran for allegedly wearing her headscarf improperly.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/women/123633-iranian-activists-intellectuals-blast-oppressive-policies-against-women/


Ema Delforno
Jinha - Womens News Agency 18 Dec 2023 - by SHAHLA MOHAMMADI
<<'Ema Delforno set herself on fire like a phoenix to protest the execution of teenagers in Iran'
News Center- A series of mass executions of political prisoners was carried out by Iranian officials in the 1980s. Ema Delforno, an Italian human rights activist set herself on fire in Treviso, a city in Italy, to protest the execution of Iranian teenagers. Activist Bessi Shamari heard the story of Ema Delforno when she visited Italy. In Italy, she met Ema Delforno's daughter Elena to learn more about her mother. Elene told the story of her mother. Ema Delforno was a human rights activist and a member of Amnesty International. She was the mother of three daughters named Elena, Claudia and Giuliano. Ema Delforno read the execution of political prisoners and teenagers in Rojhalat (Kurdistan in Iran) and Iran from local newspapers in Italy. When she read the stories of the teenagers, who were executed in Iran, she thought of her daughters. Just reading the stories became unbearable for her. So, she decided to hold a protest in order to make the execution of children in Iran heard. Every day, she held a sit-in in front of a local newspaper in Treviso by carrying a banner and photographs of the executed children in Iran. However, her protest was ignored by human rights organizations and official organizations.
She set herself on fire like a phoenix
In December 1981, she set herself on fire like a phoenix in Treviso to save children, who would be executed in Iran. One of the passers-by saw Ema and threw her into a water well. Seriously injured Ema Delforno was taken to a hospital in the city and her family members were not allowed to see her. We were very young and did not know what was going on. My father told us that we could not see our mother. Our grandmother took the responsibility of taking care of us. After a while, we received letters from all over the world. Many people called us every day. People told us that our mother was a hero. But we did not understand why our mother was a hero.>
'She became my hero'
After years, Elena and her sisters could see their mother at hospital. Their mother was wrapped in bandages. Elena and her sisters were happy to see their mother again although what they saw was very painful. <When I heard the story of my mother, she became my hero,> said Elena, who is now a journalist and human rights activist like her mother. <I work as a journalist to make the voices of oppressed people and stop the execution of children in Iran and other countries.> Now, Ema Delforno is the hero not only of her daughters, but also of all women, who resist in the streets and prisons by chanting the <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi> (Women, Life, Freedom) slogan.>>
Source incl. video:
https://jinhaagency.com/en/actual/ema-delforno-set-herself-on-fire-like-a-phoenix-to-protest-the-execution-of-teenagers-in-iran-34309

Iranwire - 18 Dec 2023
<<Hackers Claim Responsibility for Disruptions at Iranian Gas Stations
A hacking group has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack against Iran's fuel distribution network that led to long queues at gas stations across the country on December 18. A group called the <Gonjeshke Darande,> or Predatory Sparrows, said the attack was a retaliation for the Iranian government's <evil provocations in the region.> Oil Minister Javad Owji said that services have been disrupted at about 70 percent of the country's gas stations, adding that outside interference is a possibility. <A software problem with the fuel system has been confirmed in some stations across the country and experts are currently fixing the issue,> Reza Navar, a spokesperson for Iran's gas stations association, told the semi-official Fars news agency. Navaz insisted that there is <an ample supply of gasoline available.> Fars reported that the possibility of a cyberattack has not been ruled out. Mandana Sadeghi, a journalist from Abadan, reported that fuel supplies were halted in at least four areas of the southwestern city.
Residents of the Iranian capital, Tehran, and the northeastern city of Mashhad also reported disruptions in fuel distribution. There were reports of conflicts arising between customers at gas stations, prompting police intervention. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Oil dismissed rumors of an impending increase in gasoline prices as <baseless fabrications.> In recent years, Iran has seen a series of cyberattacks on its gas stations, railway system and industries. Surveillance cameras in government buildings and prisons have also been hacked. In 2022, the Gonjeshke Darande group hacked a major steel company in the southwest of the country.
A cyberattack on Iran's fuel distribution system in 2021 paralyzed gas stations across the country.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/123638-hackers-claim-responsibility-for-disruptions-at-iranian-gas-stations/


Mahsa Yazdani and her son Mohammad Javad Zahedi
NCRI - Womens committee - 14 Dec 2023 - in Women's News
<<Mahsa Yazdani, the mother of slain protester, is summoned to serve 5 years in prison
Mahsa Yazdani was sentenced to 13 years in jail for seeking justice for her slain son. Mahsa Yazdani was summoned, today, Thursday, December 14, 2023, to report to the Office of the Implementation of Verdicts within three days to serve her five years of prison time for seeking justice for her son. She has another son, only four years old. The First Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Sari had handed down a 13-year sentence to Mahsa Yazdani, the mother of a slain protester, Mohammad Javad Zahedi. The first branch of the Revolutionary Court has sentenced Mahsa Yazdani to two counts of five-year sentences for <insulting the sanctities> and <provoking people against national security.> She is sentenced to two years for insulting Ali Khamenei, and to one year in prison for <activities against the Islamic Republic.> These make a total of 13 years. According to the clerical regime's punishment law, Mrs. Yazdani would have to serve five years in prison. Branch 8 of the Revision Court of Mazandaran Province upheld this verdict.
Security forces in Sari, the capital of Mazandaran Province, arrested Mahsa Yazdani on August 22, 2023, before the anniversary of last year's Iran protests. Mahsa Yazdani was temporarily released on 1.5 billion Toman bail on October 12, 2023. Mohammad Javad Zahedi, 20, was shot and killed from close range with a pellet gun by security forces on September 22, 2022. The NCRI Women's Committee condemns the inhuman sentences issued by the mullahs' regime for the families of slain protesters who seek justice for them and calls on human rights advocates and the UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in Iran and the United Nations fact-finding mission to inquire about these cases and hold the regime accountable.>>
Source:
https://women.ncr-iran.org/2023/12/14/mahsa-yazdani/

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