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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
2024: March wk1 -- Feb wk5 part3 -- Feb wk5 part2 -- overview per month
and 2023: Dec wk 5 part 2 -- Dec wk 5 -- Dec week 4-3 -- Dec wk3 -- Dec 17 - 10 -- Dec week 2 and 1 -- click here for a menu overview November - Januari 2023

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

'THE NO-HIJABIS'

Updated February 5, 2024

'BIOLOGICAL
TERROR ATTACKS
AGAINST SCHOOLGIRLS'

Updated October 10, 2023

'IRANIAN JOURNALISTS
UNDER SIEGE'

Updated February 23, 2024  

'BLINDING
AS A WEAPON'

Updated January 3, 2024

'THE HANGING SPREE'

Updated Januari 24, 2024

CLICK HERE ON HOW TO READ ALL ON THIS PAGE 


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 March 8, 2024)
 


 

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...>
 
















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


Read her story here

and
Updates of Jina Aminis' Revolution:

Click here to go to previous parts:
Updates:
Part 16: December 28 - 16, 2023
Part 17: January 23 - 6, 2024
Part 18: March 4 - February 8, 2024
 

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!


Shida Saberi
Jinha - Womens News Agency 4 March 2024
<<Indictment prepared against Shida Saberi for holding sign reading Jin,Jiyan, Azadi
An indictment has been prepared against Shida Saberi, a civil activist, actress and women's rights defender from Yasuj for holding a sign reading Jin, Jiyan, Azadi in a video message.
News Center- An indictment has been prepared against Shida Saberi, a civil activist, actress and women's rights defender from Iran's Yasuj city, for holding a sign reading Jin, Jiyan, Azadi in a video message. She faces prison sentences on charges of <disturbing public order and inciting people to riot> for holding a sign reading Jin, Jiyan, Azadi (English: Women, Life, Freedom) in a video message. Shida Saberi is one of the detainees from the nationwide protests in 2022. She was arrested in the city of Yasuj on September 16, 2023, on the anniversary of nationwide protests that sparked in Rojhelat and Iran following the killing of Jina Mahsa Amini by Iran's so-called <morality police> on September 16, 2022. Several days later, she was released from prison.>>
Source:
https://jinhaagency.com/en/actual/indictment-prepared-against-shida-saberi-for-holding-sign-reading-jin-jiyan-azadi-34687?page=1

Iranwire - 4 March 2024
<<Iranian Teacher Arrested for <Illegal Gathering> at Mahsa Amini's Grave
Authorities in the Islamic Republic have arrested Soleiman Abdi, a teacher and member of the Iranian Teachers' Union branch in the Kurdish town of Saqqez. The charges against him include <disrupting public order and peace by participating in an illegal gathering in Aichi cemetery,> where Mahsa Amini's grave is located. Amini emerged as the face of the Woman, Life, Freedom movement after the 22-year-old Kurd died in the custody of the country's morality police in September 2022. The presence of her grave at the Aichi cemetery in Saqqez has turned it into a site for anti-establishment protests. The Iranian Teachers' Union announced Abdi's arrest on March 3. According to the union's Telegram channel, Abdi was summoned to serve his prison sentence and arrested before being transferred to Saqqez Central Prison in the Kurdistan Province. Abdi was previously sentenced to eight months in prison and 70 lashes by the 105th branch of the Saqqez Criminal Court in July 2023. He was arrested in late 2022, detained in Sanandaj, and then transferred to Saqqez Central Prison in April 2023. Abdi was temporarily released on bail after 23 days of detention, pending the conclusion of his case.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/126038-iranian-teacher-arrested-for-illegal-gathering-at-mahsa-aminis-grave/

Iranwire - 27 Feb 2024
<<Iranian Student Groups Call for Islamic Republic's <Overthrow>
A coalition of Iranian student organizations and activists has announced that they will boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections, saying they want fundamental changes in the country. In a statement on February 26, they declared that they would only vote for <the overthrow of the Islamic Republic and the victory of the Woman, Life, Freedom revolution.> <We have spoken on the streets and stated firmly that we aim to dismantle the Islamic Republic that restricts freedom,> the statement reads, adding that <boycotting the elections is not enough for us.> The activists said that the Islamic Republic is struggling for <its own survival> while Iranians strive for its demise, as the government has created <inhumane conditions for millions.> The signatories hail from universities across the country, including in Tehran, Ahvaz, Isfahan and Ardabil. Elections for the parliament are scheduled for March 1 along with voting to fill the Assembly of Experts, with hundreds of would-be candidates disqualified by the hardline Guardian Council. Voter turnout in the 2020 parliamentary elections was at its lowest since the 1979 Islamic Revolution at just over 42 percent. Earlier this week, nearly 300 political, social and cultural figures in the country publicly denounced the <staged> upcoming elections and called for Iranians not to participate in the vote. In a joint statement, the signatories condemned the <deadlock of reforms,> the <complete elimination of critics,> and the <widespread disqualification of candidates.> >>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/125814-iranian-student-groups-call-for-islamic-republics-overthrow/


Sarina Jahani
NCRI - Womens committee -1 March 2024 - in Women's News
<<Sarina Jahani, 20, serving her two-year time in Evin Prison
Sarina Jahani, 20, is spending her two-year sentence in the women's ward of Evin Prison. Sarina Jahani was arrested on September 16, 2023, on the anniversary of the 2022 nationwide uprising in Iran sparked by the death of Zhina Mahsa Amini in the custody of the Morality Police.
Security forces in Shahriar, one of the counties of Tehran Province, arrested Sarina and took her to Qarchak Prison. Some 600 women were arrested in Tehran on the anniversary of Iran protests. Sarina was among those arrested in Shahriar. She was subsequently transferred to Evin Prison, and temporarily released on bail on November 4, 2023. The Revolutionary Court of Shahriar sentenced her to two years imprisonment on charges of <assembly and collusion to act against national security.> On February 6, 2024, she reported to the Office of the Implementation of Verdicts, where she was arrested and transferred to Evin Prison to serve her time in prison.>>
Source:
https://women.ncr-iran.org/2024/03/01/sarina-jahani/


Sarina Jahani
Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - 29 Feb 2024
<<Arrest of Sarina Jahani for Incarceration Sentence in Tehran
A 20-year-old individual identified as Sarina Jahani, residing in Shahriar (Tehran province), who was arrested concurrently with the commemoration of Jina Amini and sentenced to 27 months of detention, has been transported to Evin prison. According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, on February 5th, 2024, Sarina Jahani from Shahriar was arrested and relocated to Evin prison in Tehran to serve her 27-month detention sentence. Reported by a family member of Sarina Jahani, she was sentenced to 21 months of detention for the charge of <coalition and consensus against national security> and an additional 6 months for <propaganda against the government> in the 1st branch of the Shahriar revolutionary court, presided over by Judge <Barjasteh.> Sarina Jahani was arrested on September 16, 2023, by security forces. After spending 19 days in solitary confinement, she was initially held at Qarchak Varamin prison. Later, she was transferred to Evin prison and eventually released on bail on November 6, 2023, pending the conclusion of her trial.>>
Source:
https://hengaw.net/en/news/2024/02/arrest-of-sarina-jahani-for-incarceration-sentence-in-tehran


Osman Esmaili
Center for Human Rights Iran - February 12 , 2024
<<Unlawfully Imprisoned Activist and Organizer of Mahsa Jina Amini's Funeral Must Be Released on Medical Grounds
Medical Examiner: Osman Esmaili <Could Not Withstand Further Imprisonment>
Sentenced to Prison After <Two-Hour Trial,> Denied Counsel of Choice
February 8, 2024 - Iranian authorities should immediately release Osman Esmaili, an unlawfully imprisoned labor and human rights activist who is suffering from serious and untreated health conditions in Saqqez Central Prison and has been deemed unfit for prison by a medical examiner, according to information provided to the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). <Prison authorities are not paying attention to his dire health, and no measures have been taken to treat and deal with his illnesses,> a source with detailed knowledge of his case told CHRI, adding that a medical examiner had stated that Esmaili <could not withstand further imprisonment.> Prison conditions have worsened the 63-year-old activist's health problems, including heart disease, asthma, rheumatism, and a <herniated disc which needs to be operated on as soon as possible,> said the source who spoke on the condition of anonymity for security reasons. According to Article 502 of Iran's Criminal Procedure Code, if the prisoner's condition necessitates it, the judicial authorities must order the transfer of the prisoner to a suitable medical facility outside the prison for treatment. Yet despite his family posting the equivalent of $20,000 USD in bail, Esmaili has been denied release or medical furlough. Human rights organizations including CHRI, as well as the UN, have expressed serious concerns over the Islamic Republic of Iranís continued denial of sufficient medical treatment to detainees and prisoners, which violates the UN's Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners and which has led to the deaths of political and non-political detainees and prisoners. CHRI calls on the international community, including the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Human Rights Council, the special rapporteur for human rights, and all Member States to demand that the Iranian authorities provide immediate and full treatment for all prisoners, including political prisoners who have long been targeted for denial of medical care. In January 2024, Esmaili, an ethnic Kurd, was transferred from Saqqez Central Prison in Kurdistan Province to Evin Prison in Tehran, ostensibly where the facilities are better for medical treatment, but then denied entry to Evin and sent back, with no treatment. <They just wanted to harass him,> said the source. <The whole transfer episode took 18 hours; imagine how he suffered in the car during all that time, with his serious health condition.>
Esmaili, a veteran labor activist in Iran who has been arbitrarily arrested for his peaceful activism multiple times since 2013, helped organize the funeral of Mahsa Jina Amini in September 2022. Amini was a 22-year-old woman whose killing in state custody just three days after she was arrested for her alleged inappropriate hijab sparked months of anti-state protests. Since then, the Islamic Republic has been using various tactics including arbitrary arrest and imprisonment to silence any activists who have supported Amini's family or those protests, which came to be known as the *Woman, Life, Freedom* movement. <He was also one of the speakers at Amini's ceremony,> said the source. <While airing his speech, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting organization [state media] in Sanandaj marked him and others in 'red,' alleging they were the main 'riot' leaders.>
Smeared by State Media, Denied Counsel of Choice During Sham Trial
Esmaili's most recent arrest occurred in Saqqez, Kurdistan province, in February 2023. After several hours of interrogation without access to counsel of his choice, he was transferred to the Ministry of Intelligence's office in Sanandaj, the provincial capital, and held for close to three months.
Meanwhile, Akam News, a website closely affiliated with the Ministry of Intelligence's office in Sanandaj, began publishing reports about Esmaili, which were used as <evidence> in court. Esmaili's trial was held on July 26, 2023, in Branch 1 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in the city of Sanandaj. He was denied access to his chosen lawyer and instead forced to accept a state-appointed lawyer named Farzad Nasrollahi. In court, Esmaili defended his peaceful activities during the *Woman, Life, Freedom* uprising as well as his actions as a trade unionist, but rejected any links alleged by the state with the Komala Party, a Kurdish opposition group. The trial lasted less than two hours. The judge sentenced him to one year and four months in prison. The verdict was appealed all the way to the Supreme Court, where it was ultimately upheld. On November 13, 2023, Esmaeili was transferred to Saqqez Central Prison. In the 1980s, Esmaili was exiled to the southeastern city of Kerman for 25 years for the same charge of membership in Komala. After his return to Saqqez in the late 2000s, he was arrested many times: in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Esmaili was also arrested and imprisoned on numerous occasions for participating in peaceful rallies marking International Labor Day and International Women's Day in Iran, as well as other peaceful trade union activities. Each time he was sentenced to several months in prison or ordered to pay a fine. He was never represented by his own chosen lawyer. Activists from members of minority communities in the Islamic Republic suffer especially harsh state retribution and persecution. They are routinely sentenced to long prison terms after sham trials, and are also disproportionally sentenced to death.>>
Source:
https://iranhumanrights.org/2024/02/unlawfully-imprisoned-activist-and-organizer-of-mahsa-jina-aminis-funeral-must-be-released-on-medical-grounds/


Korosh Garavand
Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - 8 Feb, 2024
<<Kurdish Political Prisoner in Ilam Goes on Hunger Strike
Korosh Garavand, a political prisoner from Sarableh, Kermanshah province, detained during the <Jin, Jian, Azadi> movement, has initiated a hunger strike once again after being rearrested and incarcerated in Ilam Central Prison. According to reports received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Korosh Garavand, a Kurdish individual from Sarableh, was arrested by Iranian security forces on January 15th. He began his hunger strike as a form of protest against his arbitrary detention on Wednesday, February 7th, 2024, in Ilam Central Prison. Korosh Garavand, 20 years old, was initially detained on January 5, 2024, following a raid by intelligence forces on his parents' home in Sarableh. His arrest, related to <insulting sanctities,> has not been covered by the media. He had previously been detained during the <women, life, freedom> movement in Sarableh on Thursday, November 24th, 2022, and was released on bail after 15 days. It is important to note that Mr. Garavand is facing charges of <conspiracy to commit a crime against national security> and has been sentenced to 7 months of disciplinary imprisonment by the revolutionary court of Sarableh, presided over by Chief Judge Omidi.>>
Source:
https://hengaw.net/en/news/2024/02/kurdish-political-prisoner-in-ilam-goes-on-hunger-strike

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