formerly known as
Women's Liberation Front

Welcome to, formerly known as Womens Liberation Front.  A website that hopes to draw and keeps your attention for  babout the 21th. century feminist revolution as well especially the Zan, Zendegi, Azadi uprising in Iran and the and the uprisings of our sisters in other parts of the Middle-east. This online magazine that started December 2019 is published every week. Thank you for your time and interest.
Gino d'Artali
indept investigative journalist
radical feminist and women's rights activist 

You are now at the Iran 'Woman, Life, Freedom'  section

For the 'Women's Arab Spring 1.2' Revolt news click here





The face of Iran's protests. Her life, her dreams and her death.

In memory of Jina 'Mahsa' Amini, the cornerstone of the 'Zan. 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
and the latest news about the 'Women Live Freedom' Revolution per month in
2024: Feb wk5 -- Feb wk4 part3 -- Feb wk4 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

Tribute to KIAN PIRFALA, 9 years old and victim of the Islamic Republic's savagery 10 years ago. Update December 23, 2023

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


Updated February 5, 2024


Updated October 10, 2023


Updated February 5, 2024  


Updated January 3, 2024


Updated Januari 24, 2024


Here we are to enter THE IRANIAN WOMEN'S REVOLUTIONISTS against
the supreme leader, the arch-reactionary Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and his placeman president, Ebrahim Raisi. The message of the women when he visited a university is plain: <give way or get lost> in 2023.
  Click here for a total list so far

'Facing Faces and Facts 1-2'  (2022) to commemorate the above named and more and food for thought and inspiration to fight on.
and 'Facing Faces & Facts 3' edited December 2022/March 2023

Dear reader, from here on the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' pages menu will look a bit different and this to avoid too many pop-ups ,meaning the underlined period  in yellow tells you in what period you are and click on another underlinded period to go there. However, when needed a certain topic will be in yellow meaning it's a link to go that topic and will open in a new window. If you dissagree about any change feel more than free to let me know what you think at
This does not count for the  above topics which, when clicked on, will still appear in a pop-up window and for now the 'old' lay-out 'till I worked that all out. Thank you. Gino d'Artali
(Updates March 1, 2024)



Articles about JINA
UPDATE: February 12 , 2024:
<<Unlawfully Imprisoned Activist and Organizer of Mahsa Jina Amini's Funeral Must Be Released on Medical Grounds
<<Mahsa Amini's Father: <Everything They Have Said and Shown is Lies>
By Diako Alavi, a journalist from Saqqez and family friend of Mahsa Amini 
Jina Amini, the face of Irans uprising and revolution:
November 15, 2023 - <<Iranian Woman Arrested on Jinas' Anniversary Tells Her Story...>
December 12, 2023 - <<EU Remembers Mahsa Amini at Sakharov Prize Awarding Ceremony...>

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


Updates of Jina Aminis' Revolution:
Part 16: December 28 - 16, 2023

Part 17: January 23 - 6, 2024

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

And read also




December 31, 2023 - Preface about the below 3 heroines of Iran by Gino d'Artali : Beacons of hope and inspiration on the road towards a long and free Iran . * Jina Amini, our sister/daughter who martyred herself for freedom; *Narges Mohammadi, our sister and as I call her 'mother of a free Iran' and winner of the Nobel Prize of Freedom 2023 and sentenced five times to a total of 31 years in prison and 154 lashes but who refuses to give in to the mullahs' regime to wear a hijab or bow to their demands and therefore is refused medical care although needing it badly and bringing her live in danger but says "Victory is not easy, but it is certain"  * and Maryam Akbari Monfared, our sister who's encarcerated since 15 years and refuses to bow down to the mullahs saying "Finally, one day, I will sing the song of victory from the summit of the mountain, like the sun. Tomorrow belongs to us"
Read all about them here and let them inspire you on your road towards a long and free Iran or as we say in the West: 'Three strikes and the mullahs' regime is out'
Be the finalizing strike dear and brave dissent




A to VICTORY tribute to

Update February 26, 2024
"The Islamic Republic deserves national sanctions and global condemnation. Boycotting the elections of the dictatorial religious regime is not just a political imperative but also a moral duty for those seeking freedom and justice in Iran."

Update February 9, 2024
"Mohammadi urges the world body to "declare gender and sex apartheid as a crime against humanity in international legal documents. For decades, Iranian women's lives have faced various forms of sex and gender-based discrimination under the shadow of the Islamic Republic government,"

"Victory is not easy, but it is certain"
watch it here : 
January 23, 2024
"The more of us they lock-up the stronger we become"...

Click here for a news-overview from January 15, 2024 'till October 31, 2023





And do read the incredible update!

despite the mullahs' regime to force it down!
And her mother speaks out loud and clear











Dec 30, 2023: Not bowing for the mullahs' regime she says: "Finally, one day, I will sing the song of victory from the summit of the mountain, like the sun. Tomorrow belongs to us"


February 13, 2024

Forough Farrokhzad, a poet for all ages

February 22, 2024 - RED ALERT
Leaked Documents Give Glimpse of Repression in Iran

February 16, 2024

student activist, writer Sepideh Rashno
and AKA 'The-NO hijab poet'

Click here for more stories of Heroines of Iran

February 12, 2024 - November 23, 2023

Jailed Iranian Activist Armita Pavir says "Hope. Don't lose hope."

Please do read the following articles with mostly very 'Inspiring Stories' - click on the underlined topics -
24 Feb, 2024: Long Life Freedom; Hail Iranian Women

23 Feb, 2024
Fallen for being a Free Woman

20 Feb, 2024: Hijab Torture Stories of Imposition and Humiliation
19 Feb, 2024:
<<Tortured Street Protester in Iran Faces Years of Imprisonment Without Due Process - Case Reflects Severe Rights Violations Faced by Ethnic Minorities in Iran  
15 Feb, 2024: Irans Killing Borders

Click here for previous inspiring stories and  articles incl. Red Alerts

'The mullahs' regime / OHCHR* gallows' dance'

Copyright: Walter Draesner
February 25, 2024

"Don't tell my Mama"
February 20 - 15, 2024
Radio-silence? The never-ending hanging soap aka 'reality-show'.
*OHCHR - UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Click here for earlier reports

Click here for the latest news of the
'Woman, Life, Freedom'

February 23 - 21, 2024
<<Iranian Sunni Cleric Says Executions Are <Unjustifiable>...
and <<The Costs of Iran's Massive Brain Drain...
and <<Iran's <Hijab and Chastity Bill> Goes Back to Guardian Council...
and <<Nahid Khodajoo Jailed to Serve 5 years; Sara Siahpour Fired...
and <<The Costs of Iran's Massive Brain Drain...
and <<Iranian Protester Sentenced to 37 Years in Prison, 74 Lashes...
and <<A Story of Courage and Resistance: Iranian Girls at the Forefront of Protests...
and <<Woman, Life, Freedom Movement: Kurdish Individual Shahin Wasaf Sentenced to Death...
and <<Repression of Kurdish Language Lecturers: A Grim Reality in Iran...
and more news
and also will bring you to Februari 10 - and earlier in 2024

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.

Narges Mohammadi *The mother of a Long and free Iran*

UPDATE February 25, 2024
<<Narges Mohammadi, the imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate, joined the boycott by issuing a message in which she said, from inside her prison cell, that "The Islamic Republic deserves national sanctions and global condemnation.> Mohammadi's message, shared on her Instagram account, added that "boycotting the elections of the dictatorial religious regime is not just a political imperative but also a moral duty for those seeking freedom and justice in Iran." >>

UPDATE February 9, 2024
Everlasting support from G. d'A:
Narges Mohammadi will never give in nor up!
Iranwire - Feb 9, 2024
<<No Phone Calls, No Visits: Punitive Measures Against Jailed Iranian Nobel Winner Extended
For more than two months, Iranian authorities have deprived Narges Mohammadi, an imprisoned human rights activist and 2023 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, of her right to telephone calls and visits, her family says. The restrictions were imposed in retribution for <her activities within the prison & sending letters outside,> reads a statement posted on Mohammadi's Instagram account. <As of 29 Nov 2023, Narges Mohammadi's phone calls & visits have been cut off by prison authorities,> the statement says. <It had been arranged that from February 4th, 2024, her phone calls and visits would resume, but the head of the women's ward in [Tehran's] Evin prison has declared a new deprivation.> Mohammadi is serving multiple sentences amounting to 12 years and three months in prison, 154 lashes, two years of exile and various social and political restrictions. While behind the bars, she has continued accusing the authorities of systematic rights violations and remained a vocal opponent of mandatory hijab. In a letter addressed to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres last month, Mohammadi urged the world body to "declare gender and sex apartheid as a crime against humanity in international legal documents. For decades, Iranian women's lives have faced various forms of sex and gender-based discrimination under the shadow of the Islamic Republic government," the activist wrote behind the walls of Evin prison. "Systematically and purposefully, the Islamic Republic has advanced the subjugation of women through the use of all instruments and powers of the state, particularly through legislation, perpetuating the denial of women's human rights." >>
Opinion by G. d'A.: Our dear and strong sister will never give in nor give up untill she'll walk free in The Long and Free March of Iran to the Azadi tower and with us together will raise the Victory flag!

Previous news:

Iranwire - Jan 23 2024
<<Influential Iranian Women: Narges Mohammadi (1972-)
It is a challenge to keep track of the times that Narges Mohammadi, the renowned human rights activist and Nobel Peace Laureate, has been arrested by the Islamic Republic, tried and sent behind bars where she is currently serving a prison sentence. On January 15, her family reported she had been handed an additional 15-month prison sentence on charges of spreading propaganda against the regime, given a two-year travel ban, and barred from using a smartphone for two years. This was her fifth conviction since March 2021, with sentences now amounting to 12 years and three months in prison, 154 lashes, two years of exile, and various social and political restrictions. Mohammadi was born in 1972 in the city of Zanjan to a family of political activists. She grew up in Karaj, near Tehran, and in the Kurdish cities of Qorveh and Oshnavieh. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, a number of her relatives who had supported the opposition People's Mojahedin of Iran group were executed. An uncle who had spent some time in prison before the revolution had the most influence on her views about human rights. He, too, was executed by the Islamic Republic after spending five years in prison. After receiving her high school diploma, Mohammadi studied applied physics at Qazvin International University and became a professional engineer. At school she became a student activist and founded the Student Organization for Enlightenment. In 1997 she joined the campaign of the reformist candidate Mohammad Khatami, who was elected president.
Arrests Start
At the same time, she also wrote for reformist publications and published a book of her political essays entitled The Reforms, the Strategy and the Tactics. Many of her articles were critical of the Iranian regime. Her first arrest was connected with her journalism. After a few days of detention, she was given a suspended sentence of one year in prison. In the course of her political activities, Mohammadi came to know the reformist journalist Taghi Rahmani, whom she married in 1999. Soon afterward, in 2000, Rahmani and other members of a coalition known as the National-Religious Movement were arrested. He spent 14 years in prison. After his release, he moved to France, while his wife stayed in Iran. Mohammadi changed the focus of her activism after her husband's arrest. She had already been active in supporting the families of prisoners of conscience, which in 2001 led her to work with the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC), an organization founded by Shirin Ebadi, the first Iranian woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Mohammadi was the only member of the center who was not a lawyer. She founded other groups under the umbrella of the center, including the National Peace Council, the Committee to Defend Political Prisoners, the End Child Executions Committee and the Committee to Defend Free and Fair Elections. On December 21, 2008, as the DHRC planned to hold a ceremony for the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, security forces raided the center's offices and shut it down without a court order. Over the following week, they searched the offices and seized computers and other items. On January 1, 2009, members of the paramilitary Basij force further ransacked the office as the police looked on. In April 2010, Mohammadi was summoned to the Revolutionary Court for her activities at the DHRC. She was released on bail, but some days later was re-arrested and taken to Tehran's Evin prison. There, her health deteriorated as she developed an epilepsy-like disease, causing her to periodically lose muscle control. Her condition forced the authorities to allow her to be hospitalized after a month in prison. In July 2011, Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court found her guilty of conspiracy against national security, illegal activities through the DHRC and propaganda against the regime. She was sentenced to 11 years in prison, but the appeals court reduced the sentence to six years in March 2012. In April, she was apprehended again and was told that she must start serving her sentence. The arrest took place at her home and in front of her two children Kiana and Ali. They had witnessed their parents being arrested before, and were somewhat used to being the only ones present to bid one of their parents farewell.
Mohammadi's imprisonment sparked an international outcry.
She was transferred from Evin to a prison in the city of Zanjan. But her health deteriorated further and eventually doctors concluded that she could not survive in prison. She was released in July 2012. In 2014, when Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, visited Iran, Mohammadi accompanied her to a cemetery where she delivered a speech at the grave of Sattar Beheshti, a blogger who was tortured to death in prison. <How is it that parliament members are suggesting a Plan for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, but nobody spoke up two years ago, when an innocent human named Sattar Beheshti died under torture at the hands of his interrogator?> she asked. The video of her speech was widely circulated on social media. Despite her health problems, she continued her work and protested against human rights violations in Iran. In October 2014 she participated in a protest rally outside parliament in reaction to acid attacks carried out against women in Isfahan. Mohammadi's refusal to be silenced led to a new arrest on May 5, 2015. The next day, human rights activists gathered outside the prison to protest her incarceration, and 250 activists and journalists signed a statement demanding her release.
<Cooperation With the Islamic State>!
Besides charging her with conspiracy against national security and membership in the campaign to abolish the death penalty, the judiciary also opened a strange new case against her: cooperation with the Islamic State (ISIS). While out of prison, Mohammadi started a campaign named Legam (acronym for the <Campaign for Step by Step Abolition of the Death Penalty> in Persian). <One of the most serious causes I have fought for in my life has been the abolition of the death penalty in Iran,> she later wrote. <It is unacceptable to end a life, no matter what the justification may be...death penalty is violence. As violent as war on a smaller scale.>
In the course of this campaign, she spoke against the death sentences imposed on a number of Sunnis charged with collaborating with the extremist group Islamic State (IS). The judiciary used this to charge her with <cooperation> with the IS and <assembly and collusion against national security.> The Revolutionary Court sentenced the activist to a total of 16 years in prison and, in the fall of 2016, the sentence was upheld by the appeals court. Mohammadi was tried in other courts presided over by the infamous Judge Abolghasem Salavati and was handed multiple prison terms, including 10 years for <founding and managing the illegal group Legam.> In the early winter of 2019, Mohammadi was transferred from Evin prison to Zanjan to make her communications with her family more difficult. Two months later, two new cases were opened against her. In the first one, she was charged with <issuing political statements, organizing classes and holding protest sit-ins at Evin prison's women's ward.> In the second case, Evin's chief warden, the plaintiff, accused Mohammadi of slander because she had claimed that she had been tortured and beaten in prison. She refused to attend the trials. Finally, on October 8, 2020, Mohammadi was released after serving five years and six months of her sentences. Her freedom, however, did not last long. On November 17, 2021, Mohammadi was arrested in Karaj while attending a memorial for Ebrahim Ketabdar, who was killed by Iranian security forces during nationwide protests in November 2019. After being beaten and detained in Karaj, she spent two months in solitary confinement in Evin prison. She was then transferred to Qarchak womenís prison in Varamin, an infamously squalid and under-resourced facility where reports of overcrowding and sexual abuse by guards are commonplace. This time Branch 26 of Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced Mohammadi to eight years in prison, 74 lashes and two years of exile. From inside the prison and between bouts of illness - without adequate or any medical care - Mohammadi has actively spoken for justice and denounced injustices committed by the Islamic Republic both inside and outside prisons. For instance, in December 2022, as the Woman, Life, Freedom protests were raging across Iran, Mohammadi wrote from prison to give the BBC details on how women detained during the uprising were being sexually and physically abused. She wrote that one well-known activist had her hands and legs tied to a hook above her head in the vehicle taking her to prison, and was then sexually assaulted by security officers. <Not revealing these crimes would contribute to the continued use of these repressive methods against women,> she said. <In the absence of powerful independent civil organizations, the attention and support of the media and international human rights organizations and global public opinion is essential.> And in January 2023, as an eyewitness, she released a harrowing account of what was happening inside the women's ward of Evin prison. She recounted the fate of women who have been suffering from long periods of time in solitary confinement, harsh interrogations and the framing of detainees for crimes they did not commit. Mohammadi has been an relenting critic of solitary confinement, calling it <White Torture> in her book with the same name. In this book, she builds up her campaign against solitary confinement partly with her own story, but mostly through interviews with 12 other Iranian women who have also experienced it. They came from different backgrounds and were jailed for a variety of reasons the Islamic Republic regards as crimes: being a member of the Baha'i religious minority, or a Sufi, or converting to Christianity, or supporting the Peopleís Mojahedin, or simply getting involved in protest movements.
The Nobel Peace Prize
In October 2023, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded its Peace Prize to Mohammadi <to honor her courageous fight for human rights, freedom, and democracy in Iran,> making her the second Iranian woman, after Shirin Ebadi, to receive this honor. The prize also recognizes <the hundreds of thousands of people who, in the preceding year, have demonstrated against Iran's theocratic regimeís policies of discrimination and oppression targeting women.> In a written statement sent from prison to the New York Times, Mohammadi said the <global support and recognition of my human rights advocacy makes me more resolved, more responsible, more passionate and more hopeful. I also hope this recognition makes Iranians protesting for change stronger and more organized....What the government may not understand is that the more of us they lock up, the stronger we become.>

Kiana and Ali

Mohammadi's teenage children, Ali and Kiana, received the Nobel prize on behalf of their jailed mother during a December 10 ceremony in Oslo, reading an acceptance speech their mother had managed to smuggle out of Evin prison. <I write this message from behind the high, cold walls of a prison,> said Mohammadi in the speech read by her children. <I am an Iranian woman, a proud and honorable contributor to civilization, who is currently under the oppression of a despotic religious government.> <I am a woman prisoner who, in enduring deep and soul-crushing suffering resulting from the lack of freedom, equality, and democracy, has recognized the necessity of her existence and has found faith....the Islamic Republic regime is at the lowest level of popular legitimacy and this government has responded to people's demands by suppression, execution, slaughter, and imprisonment.> <Ms. Mohammadiís commitment to building the future that women and all people in Iran deserve is an inspiration to people everywhere who are fighting for human rights and basic human dignity,> US President Joe Biden said in a statement. <She has endured repeated arrests, persecution, and torture at the hands of the Iranian regime, yet Ms. Mohammadi's advocacy and determination has only grown stronger.>
Predictably, the Islamic Republic and pro-government media had a completely different reaction, claiming that Mohammadi had <collaborated with terrorist groups> and conducted <anti-Iranian activities.> Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanani called the decision to award Mohammadi <biased and political.> And Tasnim news agency described her as a <security convict> who committed <subversive> activities, and claimed that the Nobel prize had a history of being handed to <criminals.> >>

Read more here about Shirin Ebadi "I will not keep quiet"...

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