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-'24
and the latest news about the 'Women Live Freedom' Revolution per month in
2024: March wk2 -- March wk1 part3 -- March wk1 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 25, 2023

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


Updated MARCH 6, 2024


Updated October 10, 2023


Updated February 23, 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 15, 2024)

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


Articles about JINA
March 4 - February 27, 2024:
<<Iranian Teacher Arrested for <Illegal Gathering> at Mahsa Amini's Grave...
and more news

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:

Click here for more articles

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
Part 18: March 4 - February 8, 2024

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

And read also






A to VICTORY tribute to
Update March 8, 2024
"As much as the Woman, Life, Freedom movement has bolstered women's awareness, courage, and bravery, it has also resulted in significant oppression and increased pressure on women in Iran by the Islamic Republic..."
"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."

"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"


March 12, 2024
I am a Woman! I Stand by My Beliefs!!

February 26, 2024

The Plight of Zeinab Jalalian: A Womanís Struggle for Freedom and Justice

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

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 -
11 March, 2024: UN-Report-Implicates-Khamenei-in-Crimes-Against-Humanity
8 March, 2024:
Iran state atrocities
7 March, 2024:
 The courage and resilience of Iranian women
and Widespread Violations of Womens in 2023
6 March, 2024:
Gender apartheid regime
and No one hears their voices
and previous story: My vote is regime change
Click here for previous inspiring stories and  articles incl. Red Alerts

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

Copyright: Walter Draesner
March 2 - February 22, 2024
Saman Yasin, jailed Iranian rapper: "Take my life too and be done with it"

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'

March 8, 2024
<<UN Report Blames Islamic Republic for Mahsa Amini's Death...
and <<Over 325 Women Detained in 2023 Amid Iran's Hijab Law Enforcement...
and <<Nobel Laureate Narges Mohammadi Urges Action Against "Gender Apartheid" in Iran...
and  <<Iran's Top Sunni Cleric Deems Electoral System <Ineffective>...
and <<Iranian MP Reveals Elections Fraud and Vote-Buying in Recent Polls...
and <<Iranian Cleric Pressured to Make <False Confessions>...
and <<US Slams Iran for Destroying Graves of Minority Baha'is...
and <<Iran sentences Zainab Khaniabpour to additional prison term...
and Five Kolbars Shot and Critically Injured in Western Iran
that's all for now but the revolution continues!

and also will bring you through to Februari 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.

I am a Woman! I Stand by My Beliefs!!

Iranwire - 12 March 2024 - by MARYAM DEHKORDI
<<'I'm a Woman. I Stand by My Beliefs': Iranian Women Continue to Defy Clerical Establishment
A video of a young woman protesting a cleric in a clinic in central Qom has recently sparked widespread debate on social media around newer tactics to enforce Iran's mandatory Hijab law. In the video, the woman, seated in the corner of the Quran and Etrat Clinic in Qom, holds a child in her arms with her shawl draped around her neck. A cleric is seen taking a picture of her, prompting her to protest and demand that he remove the captured image. The incident highlights the ongoing tensions between the government's ideological supporters and citizens who oppose the mandatory hijab in Iran. Those who resist the hijab mandate, predominantly women, face not only legal challenges stemming from Sharia law but also extralegal violations of their civil rights. The incident between the woman and the cleric is part of a pattern where individuals masquerading as clergy supporters infringe upon the rights of others. Instead of being scrutinized, such individuals are often appeased. On the other hand, reports suggest a case has been filed against the woman who protested at the Qom clinic. Muslim Moien, the head of the Basij Cyberspace Organization, shared a post on his user account X, formerly Twitter, alleging that <both the young cleric and the woman who confronted him at the Qom hospital, two days later, reconciled and apologized.> Iranian women who refuse to wear a head covering have been arrested and prosecuted amid a wave of protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini in September 2022 in police custody. She was detained by the morality police for allegedly wearing her headscarf <improperly.>

Jina Amini

Here are some examples of how authorities deal with protesting women instead of addressing civil rights violators.
June 2022, Tehran, on a Bus
In June 2022, in Tehran, aboard a bus, an incident unfolded that captured the attention of social media. It was just two months before Mahsa Amini's death. A photo emerged showing a young woman engaged in a confrontation with a woman referred to as a <virtue promoter> on a bus. The incident gained notoriety as the virtue promoter protested the young woman's decision to remove her headscarf publicly. She boldly threatened to escalate the matter by involving the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) by sending them a picture of the woman without the headscarf. This caused a stir among bystanders. Soon after, the public learned the identity of the courageous young woman standing against mandatory hijab:

Sepideh Rashno
A 28-year-old painting student, writer, poet, and artist living alone in the capital city of Tehran, she became a symbol of resistance. As citizens anxiously followed developments surrounding Rashno, state media released a video purportedly showing her <reconciliation> with the woman supporting mandatory hijab. In the video, Rashno, though her image was blurred, denied the altercation on the bus, dismissing it as false. Despite her efforts to defend her actions, Rashno faced repercussions. After a prolonged detention and release on bail, she was ultimately sentenced to three years and eleven months in prison.
July 2022, Nowshahr, at a Grocery Store
On July 28, 2022, the Fars news agency released a video featuring seemingly coerced confessions of two young women. Previously shared videos on social media had shown them protesting against a cleric's warning about hijab.

Masih Alinejad
In the Fars video, the women sitting in front of the camera said they were <deceived by Masih Alinejad,> referring to a US-based activist. One of the women in the video attributed the dissemination of their verbal altercation with the cleric to Masih Alinejad and issued an apology for the <unintended offense directed towards cleric's remarks.>
Subsequently, the identity of one of the women was confirmed through credible sources - Elham Farshad, a 29-year-old accountant. Farshad was apprehended on July 12, 2022, from her home in Tehran and subsequently transferred to the Ministry of Intelligence's detention center at Ward 209 of Evin prison. Ten days later, reports emerged of Farshad's release on bail. However, a year later, she was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison by Branch 102 of the Nowshahr Criminal Court.
July 2023, Tehran, on a Street
A woman clad in white clothes, who defiantly proclaimed, <Don't make me afraid of anything, I'm a woman, I stand by my beliefs...,> remains vividly etched in the memory of social media users.
Her name is Parmida Shahbazi.
The impactful video was circulated through Telegram channels affiliated with the supporters of the Islamic Republic. On July 20, 2023, at 10:48 p.m., the Fars news agency, associated with the IRGC, reported Shahbazi's arrest. The news piece included a video showcasing Shahbazi's coerced confession and subsequent apology. In the video, her face is entirely blurred, and even the initial letters of her name are omitted. Instead, she is referred to as <a woman who breaks sanctity in front of the procession of Imam Hossein Karaj.>
August 2023, Tehran, Azadi Town
Azadeh Abedini, a vocal opponent of mandatory hijab living in the Ekbatan town of the capital, is among those who courageously challenged authorities and raised their voices. Previously documented by IranWire in a detailed report, Abedini faced harassment from a well-known official.
On August 14, 2023, Abedini visited Azadi town to go shopping. During this outing, a person named Reza Safdari, a member of the Basij paramilitary force living in the neighborhood in the west of Tehran, confiscated her mobile phone and filmed her without her consent. Despite this intrusion, Abedini, donning optional clothing and no headscarf, spoke out against embezzlement, corruption, and the hardships faced by the Iranian people.
When Safdari attempted to film her car's license plate to facilitate identification, she defiantly opened her arms and challenged, <Come on, film some more.> Simultaneously, an informed source told IranWire that Abedini was identified by security forces two days after the video recording and abducted from the street. One source confirmed that security personnel waited for her to leave her house before intercepting her car on the street, indicating a premeditated plan. <She was about to leave the house, it suggests they were likely waiting for her to depart from the safety of her home before intercepting her and making an arrest,> the source said. Concerns over rights violations have been raised by many legal experts, who argue that photographing citizens without hijab by government institutions and supporters is illegal. The filming of citizens by intelligence and security agencies under the guise of enforcing hijab laws is seen as part of a broader pattern of restrictive measures targeting individual liberties and has prompted calls for judicial intervention.>>

Iranwire - 11 March 2024
Hijab Clash in Qom: Iranian Official Says Incident 'Planned', 4 Arrested
A local Iranian official has branded the clash between a cleric and a woman at a local clinic in Central Iran's Qom as a <planned bid to divide society,> and said four suspects linked to the incident have been arrested. According to Ruhollah Muslimkhani, the deputy prosecutor of Qom province, <The case has been forwarded to the Ministry of Intelligence.> In recent days, several government officials have voiced support for the cleric depicted in the viral video. However, it seems to be the first instance where this incident has been characterized as <planned.> Muslimkhani asserted that the detainees were <responsible for producing and sending the footage> to Iran International TV, <admitting to their intention of fostering societal discord.> This development comes as the footage capturing a cleric confronting a woman holding her baby without wearing the mandatory hijab sparked widespread outrage among citizens and social media users. The woman pleaded for the cleric to delete her video, but he refused, insisting that she comply with the hijab requirement. Despite interventions from bystanders, the cleric persisted, leading to the woman experiencing a nervous breakdown and the cleric fleeing the scene, the video showed. The current condition of the woman following the incident remains unknown. Earlier, Hassan Gharib, the prosecutor of Qom, announced the initiation of legal proceedings in response to the video's circulation, though he did not provide any details. Gharib further disclosed that an order had been issued to <identify those responsible for sending the footage to the media.> It has become mandatory for women in Iran to cover their hair with a headscarf and wear loose-fitting trousers under their coats while in public since the 1979 Islamic revolution. 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 in police custody after she was detained for allegedly wearing her headscarf <improperly.> >>

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