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formerly known as
Womens Liberation Front

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Welcome to cryfreedom.net, formerly known as.Womens

formerly known as
Women's Liberation Front
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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 womens' rights activist

 

  

                             

 

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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.


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 part2 -- 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

So here is where the protests continue and I'll continue to inform you about it. That's my pledge. Gino d'Artali
Indept investigative journalist
Read also all about the uprising and revolution around the one-year anniversary of the death of Jina Amini in custody.

CLICK HERE ON HOW TO READ ALL ON THIS PAGE
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.
Note by Gino d'Artali: The Zan, zendagi, azadi!> (Women, life, freedom)  will only then end when khamenei and his puppets i.e. the morality police, the basijis and the irgc give way or go away!!
And
For all topics below that may hopefully interest you click on the image:
February 19, 2024: Noteworthy by G. d'A.: concerning the below topics from here on all news will be embedded in either the actual news coverage or in a headlined title with a link to the full report or to ' The dance 'round the gallows' news.

'THE NO-HIJABIS'

Updated MARCH 6, 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

A to VICTORY tribute to
NARGES MOHAMMADI
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 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LAMPz57Aqw 
Updates:
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
 


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


Read her story here


 

 

March 6 - February 1, 2024
<<Iran <Terrorizing> Women Through Hijab Crackdown: Amnesty International...
and <<Iranian Judge Threatens Political Prisoner with Rape...
and <<Iranian Writer Rashno to Serve Nearly Four-Year Prison Sentence...
and <<Teenage Daughter of Iranian Dissidents Missing for Two Weeks...
and <<Journalist Nasrin Hassani to Serve Her 7 Months in Jail...
and <<UN Rights Official Urged to Ditch Hijab While Visiting Iran...
and more news

Read also "Being-a-Woman-Against-Compulsory-Hijab"
and
Gender apartheid regime
 

February 1st. - January 31st., 2024
Updates on same page
<<Journalist Nasrin Hassani to Serve Her 7 Months in Jail...
and <<UN Rights Official Urged to Ditch Hijab While Visiting Iran...
and <<Tehran Bookstore Closed Over Alleged Hijab Violations...

Click here for an overview of the NO-hijabis protests November - April 2023
 

   'TO WEAR OR NOT TO WEAR A HIJAB i.e. TO BE OR NOT TO BE A FREE WOMAN'

Iranwire - 6 March 2024
<<Iran <Terrorizing> Women Through Hijab Crackdown: Amnesty International
The Islamic Republic's authorities are <terrorizing> women by waging a large-scale campaign to enforce compulsory hijab laws in Iran, said Amnesty International. The authorities have started extensive surveillance of women and girls in public spaces coupled with mass police checks specifically targeting women drivers. Consequently, thousands of Iranian women have been deprived of their vehicles, confiscated without justification, as a consequence of alleged violations of Iran's hijab laws. Several others have been punished with flogging, imprisonment, fines, or mandatory attendance in <morality> classes, according to a report published by Amnesty International on March 5. Testimonies collected by the human rights organization, along with official documents like court verdicts, show that multiple state agencies in Iran are persecuting women and girls for expressing their rights to freedom of expression and belief. Amnesty gathered testimonies from 46 people - 41 women, one girl, one trans woman, and four men - in February 2024. It has shared excerpts from 20 testimonies to shed light on the challenging daily experiences of women and girls under the Islamic Republic. Many witnesses in the report say they were arrested and put on trial in recent months. <In a sinister attempt to wear down resistance to compulsory veiling in the wake of the 'Woman Life Freedom' uprising, Iranís authorities are terrorizing women and girls by subjecting them to constant surveillance and policing, disrupting their daily lives and causing them immense mental distress,> said Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International's Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa. All women in Iran are stipulated to conceal their hair with a headscarf or hijab, and wear loose-fitting trousers under their coats while in public. But a growing number of Iranian women have appeared in public without head coverings. As a result, the Ministry of Interior has intensified pressure to enforce the hijab law, deploying enforcers on the streets, imposing fines for refusing to wear a headscarf, confiscating their cars, and denying them government services.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/women/126125-iran-terrorizing-women-through-hijab-crackdown-amnesty-international/

Iranwire - 4 March 2024 - MARYAM DEHKORDI
<<Closing Ceremony of Koocheh Music Festival Canceled Amid Pressure
The highly anticipated closing ceremony of the Koocheh Music Festival, held in southern Bushehr from February 21 to 26, was unexpectedly canceled due to alleged pressure from security institutions. Despite having permission, the closing ceremony was not allowed to proceed. The organizers announced the cancellation of the event without specifying a reason for it. <In reality, we have persevered, though it seems we stumbled at the final step,> the organizers said. <Tickets for the two shows scheduled on the last day will be refunded,> they added. The Koocheh Music Festival returned for its third edition this year after a four-year hiatus due to various reasons. Founded by writer Ehsan Abdipour and his brother Idris Abdipour, the festival debuted in February 2017. The concept for the festival came from Ehsan Abdipour, a local writer and screenwriter from Bushehr, who envisioned uniting artists from across Iran to celebrate shared cultural roots and promote ethnic music. The festival focuses on strengthening the connection between people and regional songs. Musician Mohsen Sharifian, who was scheduled to perform alongside Ecuadorian musician Leo Rojas, expressed his disappointment over the cancellation of the closing ceremony, lamenting the missed opportunity for Bushehr's residents to appreciate art. He also mentioned other groups and artists who were unable to perform at the festival. In the days leading up to the festival's conclusion, reports emerged of a ban on outdoor music performances, with some journalists attributing it to the <intolerance of certain individuals.> The festival has also received criticism over its treatment of women. A woman living in Bushehr, who had previously attended the festival, chose not to participate this year due to what she perceived as the organizers' neglect of women's struggles. In an interview with IranWire, she expressed her belief in the organizers' dedication to the region's culture, describing them as <honorable> individuals. However, she criticized the festival for its behavior towards women and labelled it a <predominantly male-centric event.> According to her, women attending the event were obliged to adhere to mandatory hijab regulations, a practice she found to be discriminatory. She noted that women were conspicuously absent from official music performances and side programs, questioning the rationale behind participating in an event that imposed restrictions on women. Reflecting on her past experiences at the festival, she highlighted instances where consultations with local authorities were prioritized while women's concerns were sidelined.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/126055-closing-ceremony-of-koocheh-music-festival-canceled-amid-pressure/

Iranwire - 29 Feb 2024
<<Dozens of Iranians Arrested for Calling for Election Boycott Online
In the lead-up to Iran's parliamentary polls on March 1, authorities have intensified their crackdown on supporters of an election boycott. On February 28, the police commander of West Azerbaijan province announced the arrest of 50 <social media page operators> accused of <disrupting public order and inciting non-participation in the elections.> The police official warned that publishing <tension-inducing content> online would be considered a crime. A young woman was also arrested in Tehran for publicly opposing participating in the elections. The woman reportedly removed her headscarf and shouted slogans against the vote. On March 1, voters are due to pick new members of the 290-seat legislature from among 15,200 approved candidates. That's more than double the number of candidates allowed to stand in the previous parliamentary elections, when voter turnout was at its lowest since the 1979 Islamic Revolution at just over 42 percent.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/125895-dozens-of-iranians-arrested-for-calling-for-election-boycott-online/ 

Iranwire - 19 Feb 2024 - by SAMANEH GHADARKHAN
<<Iranian Judge Threatens Political Prisoner with Rape
Sori Babaei, a political prisoner who was granted temporary release last week to search for her missing daughter, has been threatened with rape by a judge while in custody, IranWire has learned. Aida Moradbehrouzi, the 14-year-old daughter of Babaei and Mohammed Reza Moradbehrouzi, a former political detainee, has been missing for more than two weeks now, along with her classmate Hasti Mohammad Hossei, aged 13. Babaei, who had been incarcerated since last year over her involvement in a campaign against mandatory hijab, was granted a 10-day leave on bail. During her incarceration, Babaei was subjected to severe beatings on multiple occasions. She was arrested after authorities forcefully entered her home without a warrant, breaking down the entrance door, and brutally assaulted the activist, who sustained severe injuries to her hands. A police officer named Yazdan Porgohar, instructed officers to arrest this opponent of mandatory hijab, stating, <I want to crush Sori. Bring her down and handcuff her.>
Encountering resistance from Babaei in the presence of female agents, Porgohar resorted to physical violence, forcibly handcuffing the detainee.
She was coerced under duress into wearing the hijab and agreeing not to voice any objections. <Against her inner wishes, she complied, solely motivated by the need to locate her daughter, Aida,> says a relative. Babaei was informed that if she refrained from protesting and avoided talking to the media during her release from prison, the case against her might be dropped or she could be amnestied. Permission to communicate with her family was granted after 10 months, on the condition that <no sound from her would be broadcast in the media> and <she would refrain from making any statements of significance.> The injuries inflicted to this political prisoner while in custody were verified by the prison doctor and forensic experts. Despite Babaei filing a complaint regarding the assault, she was informed that it would not be processed due to her refusal to wear a headscarf. During court proceedings, Judge Ghodrat Bigdeli described himself as Babaei's <death angel.> The individual close to the family recounts, <This political prisoner detailed the assault she endured on the way to prison before Judge Bigdeli commended the officers' actions.> According to this reliable source, Judge Bigdeli's threatened Babaei with rape in the presence of other judicial officials if she refused to comply with his orders regarding her attire in court.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/women/125512-iranian-judge-threatens-political-prisoner-with-rape/


Sepideh Rashno
Iranwire - 15 Feb 2024
<<Iranian Writer Rashno to Serve Nearly Four-Year Prison Sentence
Sepideh Rashno, an Iranian writer, poet and vocal critic of compulsory hijab, says she will go to prison to serve a three-year-and-11-month term handed to her for <publishing obscene images> on social media. Rashno said on her Instagram account that she was also barred from traveling.
<A travel ban for someone who doesn't intend to leave,> Rashno wrote. Rashno was arrested in July 2022 after she was filmed arguing with a woman on a bus over the mandatory headscarf. Two weeks later, state TV aired a program showing her giving a forced confession while signs of beatings were visible even on her face. In June last year, she announced that she was released on bail after being summoned again by the authorities, but was <banned from leaving Tehran.> Previously, she had reported that Al-Zahra University had banned her from studying for two semesters due to the <non-observance of Islamic clothing.> All women in Iran must conceal their hair with a hijab while in public and wear loose fitting trousers under their coats. Iranian women who refuse to wear a head covering have been arrested and prosecuted amid a wave of protests sparked by the September 2022 death of Mahsa Amini while in police custody after being detained by police for allegedly wearing her headscarf improperly.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/women/125385-iranian-writer-rashno-to-serve-nearly-four-year-prison-sentence/

Iranwire - 14 Feb 2024 - by SAMANEH GHADARKHAN
<<Teenage Daughter of Iranian Dissidents Missing for Two Weeks
Two teenage girls in Iran - Aida Moradbehrouzi and Hasti Mohammad Hosseinion - have been unaccounted for since January 31. Aida, 14, is the daughter of Sori Babaei, an activist who was imprisoned last year for her involvement in an anti-mandatory hijab campaign, and Mohammedreza Moradbehrouzi, a former political prisoner. Sori Babaei was granted temporary leave on February 13 after the disappearance of her daughter and her classmate aged 13, a source close to the family told IranWire. According to this source, the police recently informed Aida's father that they were unable to locate the two teenagers. They left home around noon on January 31 and have not returned since. CCTVs captured them at Qazvin city's main bus terminal. The pair live in the impoverished Mehregan neighborhood, located 25 kilometers from Qazvin. IranWire's source suggested that an unidentified individual may have influenced the schoolgirls via the Rubika messenger to run away from home. <The messages sent to the girls encouraged them to flee and advised them against carrying bank cards, birth certificates, mobile phones or any identification documents with them,> the source said. Rubika is an Iranian messaging platform developed by the Tosca company, a subsidiary of the Execution of Imam Khomeini's Order Headquarters. Rubika operates under the umbrella of government institutions in Iran. The family has urged judicial authorities and the police to investigate the messages exchanged by the two teenage girls on Rubika messenger. The police have stated that they don't have access to internal messaging platforms. There is speculation that Islamic Republic authorities might use the teenagers to put pressure on Sori Babaei. The <Women's Revolution> social media account said, <The prosecutor and judiciary head of Qazvin Province, told Sori Babaei, 'Due to your daughter's disappearance, if you wear a headscarf, express forgiveness and repent, we will release you and help find your daughter.'> >>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/125363-teenage-daughter-of-iranian-dissidents-missing-for-two-weeks/


Nasrin Hassani
NCRI - Womens committee - 5 February 2024 - in Women's News
<<Journalist Nasrin Hassani to Serve Her 7 Months in Jail
Nasrin Hassani, the managing editor of Siyahat-e Sharq weekly publication, was summoned on Sunday, February 4, 2024, to serve her seven-month sentence in prison. Nasrin Hassani is from Bojnourd, the capital of the Northern Khorasan Province, in northeastern Iran. In December, Branch 103 of the Criminal Court 2 of Bojnourd County convicted Ms. Hassani of disseminating falsities and sentenced her to seven months in jail. She was also fined one million Tomans for failing to observe the compulsory Hijab in public. Nasrin Hassani was arrested in September 2022, during the Iran Uprising, but was later temporarily released on bail. Ms. Hassani is the sole guardian of her 13-year-old son. In a video message to the people of Iran, she said, <My seven months in jail is nothing compared to the cost the people of Iran endured during the 2022 protests for freedom and democracy.> >>
Source:
https://women.ncr-iran.org/2024/02/05/journalist-nasrin-hassani/

Iranwire - 1 Feb 2024
<<UN Rights Official Urged to Ditch Hijab While Visiting Iran
Dozens of Iranian women rights activists have urged UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada Al-Nashif to not wear a headscarf during her upcoming trip to Iran, calling the garment <a symbol of the ruling regime's ideology.> In a joint letter addressed to Al-Nashif, the activists also called on Al-Nashif to meet with the dozens of political prisoners on hunger strike, the families of those executed and the protestors on death row in order to <gain insights into the deplorable violations of human rights and women's rights in Iran.> The UN official is scheduled to visit Iran on February 3-5 to assess the human rights situation in the country, amid a surge in executions following grossly unfair trials and a brutal crackdown on any form of dissent in the wake of the 2022-23 uprising, including on women who refuse to wear a mandatory hijab in public. <Your trip takes place amidst a grave situation where the Islamic regime has escalated efforts to suppress the revolutionary 'Woman-Life-Freedom' movement through increased threats, intimidation, arrests, and executions,> the women activists said in their letter. <Sadly, the children of thousands of families are currently imprisoned, awaiting death sentences, or have been executed in recent months and days.> For more than four decades, Iran's clerical establishment has <attempted to portray the Islamic hijab as a tradition of Iranian society to the world,> but the Woman, Life, Freedom protest movement has shown that the compulsory head covering is <rather a symbol of the ruling regime's ideology,> the activists said. <No government should need to spend vast amounts of money, employ patrol to enforce hijab, resort to violence, imprisonment, and intimidation on young people in order to preserve a so-called national tradition,> they added.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/women/124913-un-rights-official-urged-to-ditch-hijab-while-visiting-iran/


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