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: May wk5 part2 -- May wk5 -- May wk 4 part3 -- May wk4 part2 -- May wk4   --  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

Editorial by G. d'A.: Dear reader, as a webmaster also I constantly have to guard the read-ability of the 'Cryfreedom'-outlet and sometimes decisions need to be made to have it be for your convenience and moreso in total support of the women-led revolt in Iran which inevitably will be a grand Victory. Still, choices must be made always and so I've decided to, for now, embed all the actual news about the 'NO-hijab; 'Biological terror attscks against schoolgirls'; 'Iranian journalists under siege'; 'Blinding as a weapon' and 'The hanging spree' as part of the 'Actual news' updates of the Iran 'Woman, Life, Freedom' section. But, if need be and urgent attention and action is needed concerning the above mentioned topics it will get an extra emphasized place as part of the actual news page-layout. Thank you for being a reader and for your support of the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' revolution.
Click here for the previously tabled topics  


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 May 31, 2024)



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:
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
Part 18: March 4 - February 8, 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 May 27, 2024
Narges Mohammadi, the imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate criticizes the United Nations' planned memorial ceremony for Ebrahim Raisi, calling it "a commemoration of the executions and mass killings."

May 6, 2024
"Tyranny will fall"

April 10, 2024
"Nobel Laureate Critiques 'Baseless' Case Against Iranian Activists
March 20, 2024
Letter from Narges Mohammadi for

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."

"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"


May 27, 2024
Zhina Modarres Gorji, Kurdish Women's Sentenced to 21 Years



April 30, 2024
Atena Farghadani - Target on her back

Click here for more stories of Heroines of Iran 

April 20, 2024
Suma Pour-Mohammadi sentenced to 11 years in prison

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

Please do read the following articles with mostly very 'Inspiring Stories' - click on the underlined topics -
May 25, 2024: The right to freedom
 May 23, 2024: raisi paying the price for being corrupt now
 May 22, 2024: Demanding Womens Rights and Freedoms
Earlier stories:
May 6, 2024: The Repressive Hijab Crackdown Continues with CCTV Cameras
Click here for previous inspiring stories and  articles incl. Red Alerts

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


May 21 - 16, 2024
raisi is dead but will pay for his heinous crimes
and other stories

May 15 - 2, 2024
Prisoners continue hungerstrikes against executions
and other news
May 7 - April 30, 2024
Most urgent call to safe Khosrow Besharat and other appeals
April 24, 2024
Death Sentence on Activist Musician Toomaj Salehi
*OHCHR - UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Click here for earlier reports

May 31 - 28, 2024
<<Indictment prepared against Aida Shakarami...
and <<Over 60 years of imprisonment upheld for eleven women's rights activists in Gilan...
and <<UN Faces Backlash for Tribute to Late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi...
and <<Continued Detention and Lack of Information on the Status of Maryam Mahmoudabadi...
and <<Sweden Accuses Iran of Using Criminal Networks for Violent Acts...
and <<Political Prisoner with Health Issues Denied Medical Care in Iran Jail...
and <<Gilan Court Confirms 60-Year Sentence for 11 Activists...
and <<US Concerned Over Attacks on Protesters by 'Iranian Regime Supporters'...
and <<Jailed Iranian Man's Health Declines After Torture...
and <<Iranian Professor and Editor Convicted for Reporting on Child's Death...
and <<The Arrest of Sudabeh Vahabi in Chalus in Relation to Ebrahim Raisi's Death...
and more news but most with a 'give way or go away' yell!

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 May 27, 2024

Iranwire - 27 May 2024
Narges Mohammadi Criticizes UN's Memorial for Raisi
Narges Mohammadi, the imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has criticized the United Nations' planned memorial ceremony for Ebrahim Raisi, calling it "a commemoration of the executions and mass killings."
In a letter from Evin prison, she wrote, "When the governments of the world elevate a blatant human rights violator and butcher from Iran's history to a position of honor, as if mourning a peace-loving and democratic figure, they set a dangerous precedent."
<This emboldens dictators, oppressors, torturers, and executioners worldwide.>
Narges Mohammadi: "They see and are assured that upon their deaths, the UN flag will be at half-mast, and global politicians and statesmen will offer condolences, while the voices of helpless and oppressed protesters are stifled by the barriers of 'diplomatic relations' and 'state precedents.'
By opening its doors to commemorate Raisi, the United Nations is effectively shutting the already fragile doors on its human rights foundations, a decision I deeply regret. Without a doubt, we, the proud people of Iran, are well aware and witness that Raisi, both in the 1980s as a member of the 'Death Committee' that orchestrated the Khavaran massacres, and in recent years, when he was named president of the Islamic Republic with minimal elections and suppressed and killed protesters during the magnificent Mahsa uprising, stands as a criminal in the history of our land."
According to reports from Iranian news agencies, the United Nations General Assembly is set to hold a memorial ceremony in the coming days.
The representative of Trinidad and Tobago at the United Nations, who is currently chairing the General Assembly, announced in a statement that this meeting will be held on May 30. Shirin Ebadi, another Nobel Peace Prize laureate, also expressed her disapproval on Friday through an Instagram post announcing the memorial ceremony for Ebrahim Raisi.
Ebadi wrote, "The case of the Islamic Republic is much darker and more shameful than it is possible to commemorate and honor its officials in a place where there is a trace of justice, fairness, and conscience." >>

May 6, 2024

Iranwire - 6 May 2024
<<'Tyranny Will Fall': Narges Mohammadi Reveals Plight of Elderly Women in Evin
At least 20 political prisoners in Tehran's Evin prison are over 60 years old, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi revealed on Monday.
In a message posted on her Instagram page, Mohammadi addressed the concerning situation of women political prisoners in Evin Prison, specifically those over the age of 60.
Mohammadi emphasizes the double significance of this situation.
"It reflects the commitment of these women to freedom as well as the cruelty and brutality of the Islamic Republic,> she wrote.
<They endure imprisonment for the advancement of human rights. I'm writing this message to ensure that the cherished people of Iran and the resilient youth, particularly the courageous and bold girls of Iran, are informed and inspired. As long as such mothers stand among the ranks of the activists, tyranny will fall, and the cause of freedom will stand strong. Mahavash Shahriari, Kobra Beigi, Raheleh Rahemi, and Nahid Taqavi stand as exemplars among the women fighters of the Evin Women's Ward, and every day, I am awed by the magnificence and valour of their stance and their unyielding resolve. These mothers, in the 7th decade of their lives, bestow upon human history the blessings of freedom, equality, and the indomitable spirit of resistance against tyranny. In this ward, we have witnessed some of these women enduring incredibly painful and challenging circumstances due to physical ailments and illness. At least three among them find imprisonment unbearable. However, with remarkable resilience, empathy, and solidarity, they stand alongside other prisoners, embodying the essence of political-ideological prisoners in their steadfast resistance," Mohammadi wrote.
Previously, Mohammadi had drawn attention to the health issues faced by many female political prisoners.>>

April 25, 2024

Iranwire - 25 April 2024
<<Narges Mohammadi Condemns Death Sentence of Iranian Rapper Toomaj Salehi
Narges Mohammadi, the imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has condemned the death sentence of protest rapper Toomaj Salehi. <Toomaj's death sentence signifies the death of our vibrant movement. Let us rally for the survival of the movement that defines our existence,> she said in a message from Evin prison. Mohammadi's statement, posted on her official Instagram page, adds: <The resilient, united hands of the Iranians will not permit the raising of Toomaj Salehi's gallows. Dismantle the death sentence and the noose before they are torn apart by the outcry of the Iranian people.> From her confines in Evin prison, this prominent dissident further asserted: <Toomaj Salehi epitomizes the resounding voice of the Woman, Life, Freedom movement and its anthem.> <His execution would signify the death of our vibrant movement. Let us unite in defence of our movement, which is our essence. Let us all rise together. Our defiance is against Toomaj's execution; our defiance is for breaking chains, for life, for freedom,> she said. Mohammadi condemned the <vengeful, cowardly, and barbaric executions> as a <blight upon the dark and putrid robe of the authoritarian religious government,> and implored, <Let us not allow the blood of another young soul to stain the purity of our homeland. We have the power to prevent it. We can.> A Revolutionary Court in central Isfahan sentenced Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi to death on Wednesday. Salehi was initially arrested in October 2022 after voicing support for the nationwide Woman, Life, Freedom protests that had erupted the previous month.
He released songs criticizing the government and supporting the protests demanding more freedoms and women's rights. He also posted pictures and videos of himself during the demonstrations. In July 2023, a court sentenced the artist to six years and three months in prison for <corruption on Earth.> He was released on bail on November 18 after the Supreme Court, responding to an appeal, found <flaws in the original sentence> and returned the case to a lower court for reexamination and possible retrial. Salehi was returned to jail less than two weeks later to face new charges after publicly discussing his torture in prison in a video.>>

April 10, 2024

Iranwire - 10 April 2024
<<Nobel Laureate Critiques 'Baseless' Case Against Iranian Activists
Imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi has described the case against Iranian environmental activists as one of the <most baseless and deceptive> fabricated by Iranian security forces against civil society. Niloofar Bayani, Homan Jokar, Sepideh Kashani, and Taher Ghadirian, environmental activists, were released after seven years in prison this week. Mohammadi, in a note posted on her Instagram page, condemned these charges as a <web of lies, fabrications, and baseless accusations> orchestrated by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) against activists. She criticized the <flawed and regime-dependent judicial system> that sentenced the activists based on these fabricated charges.
Mohammadi slammed the system for resorting to <grueling solitary confinement, lengthy prison terms, and extortion> against the accused.
Referring to open letters by Bayani and Kashani, Mohammadi denounced the <physical and psychological torture, sexual harassment, and death threats> inflicted by the IRGC. The activists themselves, in their letters, detailed the <relentless mental and emotional abuse, threats of physical and sexual violence, and death threats> they endured during their detention. Kashani's letter specifically mentioned being shown the video of Kavous Seyed Emami's body, likely as a form of torture. Kavous Seyed Emami died just a month after his arrest during interrogation by the Revolutionary Guards. The authorities claimed it was suicide, but his family vehemently disputes this. No independent investigation has been conducted into the death of the prominent Iranian environmentalist. Additionally, interrogators subjected Kashani's husband, Homan Jokar, to a mocked execution as further intimidation. They all worked at the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, dedicated to saving the Iranian cheetah from extinction. The IRGC intelligence accused them of espionage without presenting evidence. These activists, along with five others-Abdolreza Kohpayeh, Sam Rajabi, Amir Hossein Khaleghi, Morad Tahbaz, and Kavous Seyed Emami-were charged with <espionage> and <collaboration with hostile countries.> Subsequently, Bayani and Tahbaz received ten-year sentences, Jokar and Qadirian received eight years, while Rajabi, Kashani, Khaleghi, and Hamid were sentenced to six years each. Kohpayeh received the shortest sentence of four years.>>

March 20, 2024

Jinha - Womens News Agency - 20 March 2024
<<Letter from Narges Mohammadi for Newroz
"From behind prison bars, I extend my warmest congratulations on Nowruz, the Persian New Year, a symbol of renewal, rebirth, growth and hope, with the onset of spring," said the letter of Nobel Peace Prize winner Narges Mohammadi.
News Center- Nobel Peace Prize winner Narges Mohammadi wrote a letter wishing a happy Newroz.
"From behind prison bars, I extend my warmest congratulations on Nowruz, the Persian New Year, a symbol of renewal, rebirth, growth, and hope, with the onset of spring," her letter read. "May this auspicious occasion mark the end of the oppressive regime, paving the way for democracy, freedom, & equality to flourish for the people of Iran and beyond."
Her letter is as follows:
"Dear compatriots,
Another winter has passed, and a new season of growth begins. This remarkable change reflects the ongoing essence of life, as it continues....
We, the people of Iran, have felt the coldness of tyranny, discrimination, & the 45-year-long crimes of the despotic religious regime in our hearts, minds, & souls. but, with an unshakable will, rooted in our principles and values, we are welcoming a new season of growth & will bear the burden of injustice, discrimination, corruption, & crime. Nature heralds the spring's growth, and the history of this land testifies to the growth of freedom, equality, and democracy. Just as the breathtaking diversity of nature enriches and inspires the world around us, offering boundless opportunities to every living being, it is imperative that we recognize and embrace the richness of diversity within Iran. From our varied ethnicities, languages, genders, beliefs, ideas, to our unique historical journeys and even the natural wonders of our land, each aspect presents us, the people of Iran, with endless prospects and potentials. This diversity fuels our democracy, nurtures our civil society, and champions human rights. Let us harness this diversity as a source of strength and unity, forging a path that not only transforms our nation but also serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration for the entire Middle East, igniting a fervent desire for peace and democracy. I have hope & faith that we, the people of Iran, through resistance & perseverance, will bring an end to the despotic religious regime &, united on a democratic path, will make a transition from tyranny to democracy, laying the foundation for a life-altering, futuristic, & hopeful change.
Happy Nowruz!"

Women's Liberation Front 2019/ 2024