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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. 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: July wk2 -- July wk1 P2 -- July wk1 -- June wk4 P2 -- June 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

CLICK HERE ON HOW TO READ ALL ON THIS PAGE 
You are now at the Iran 'Woman, Life, Freedom'  section
For the 'Women's Arab Spring 1.2' Revolt news click here   

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.
IN MEMORY OF ASRA PANAHI (16)- JINA MAMINI (22) - NIKA SHAKARAMI (16), SARINA ESMAILZADEH (16) HADIS NAJAFI (20), AND MORE WOMEN WHO WERE ASSASINATED SO FAR BY THE IRANIAN AXIS OF EVIL.
  Click here for a total list so far

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 info@cryfreedom.net
(Updates July 5, 2024) z



UPDATES OF THE UPRISING  AND REVOLUTION AROUND THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF JINA AMINI IN CUSTODY OF THE REGIME'S ATTEMPT AND CRUELTY TO TRY AND CRUSH IT. 

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>
and
WHO JINA AMINI REALLY WAS.
By Diako Alavi, a journalist from Saqqez and family friend of Mahsa Amini 
and
Jina Amini, the face of Irans uprising and revolution:
www.cryfreedom.net/the-face-of-irans-protests.htm

Click here for more articles
























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


Read her updated story here

AND

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

ONGOING 'TILL VICTORY:
Jan 2024: 'WOMAN, LIFE, FREEDOM'
REVOLUTION

 

 

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
NARGES MOHAMMADI
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"

"Victory is not easy, but it is certain"
watch it here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LAMPz57Aqw 

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

 

 

 

 



JINA AMINI'S VOICE IS ALSO HEARD
And do read also the above linked  incredible December 2023 update!

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

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


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 














MARJAM AKBARI MONFARED

June 24, 2024: The Iranian Regime Judiciary Launches a New Case to Seize the Assets of Maryam Akbari Monfared and Her Family, in Revenge for Seeking Justice for Her Siblings Executed in the 1980s
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"

 

 

 

 



 



June 19, 2024
Neda Agha Sultan Face of the 2009 uprising in Iran


 

 

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

Click here for more stories of Heroines of Iran 

April 30, 2024
Atena Farghadani - Target on her back

 

Please do read the following articles about heroines who risk live and limb for the women-led revolution and no matter what they'll never give in nor up!and other stories: click on the underlined topics:
June 25, 2024: Sexual rape and torture in prisons and
Women Activists In and Outside Iran's Prisons Targeted
June 24, 2024:
New Case against Maryam Akbari Monfared
and 
Click here for previous inspiring stories and  articles incl. Red Alerts  

SPECIAL REPORTS PALESTINE

Click here for actual updates
and earlier news
          

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

June 15, 2024: Prisoner Swap with Iran is Shameful Reward
June 5 - May 23, 2024: It |Iran| puts people to death in order to terrorize the population into silence.
and other stories 

*OHCHR - UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Click here for earlier reports
 

July 5 - 3, 2024
<<Murder of a Woman with Honor-Related Motives in Gilan Province...
and <<Political Prisoners in Evin Boycott Presidential Runoff...
and <<Former Tehran University Student Sentenced to Prison for <Propaganda>...
and <<Tehran: Rana Korkor, Sister of Mojahed Korkor, Arrested by Iranian Security Forces...
and <<Rasht: Labor activist, Sharifeh Mohammadi, sentenced to death for <rebellion>...
and <<Family Denied Visits as Mazaher Heydari Protests with Hunger Strike...
and <<Zeinab Jalalian in Dire Health and Continued Pressure from Intelligence Ministry...
and more news but most with a 'give way or go away' yell! 

May 10 - 3, 2024

'War against the No-hijabi women'
 

July 3 - June 28, 2024
<<Marzieh Mahmoudi to stand trial again for reporting on death of Nika Shakarami...
and <<Arrests of Activists: Atefeh Rangriz and Nasrin Hasani...
and <<Shakila Monfared physically assaulted at prosecutor's office...
and <<Nasim Gholami Simiari stands trial...
and <<Kurdish Kolbar Arrested, Tortured, and Shot by Iranian Armed Forces...
and <<Kurdish Political Prisoner Akam Khezrzadeh Transferred to Prison to Serve Sentence...
and <<Women's Rights Activist Atefeh Rangriz Arrested Again by Iranian Authorities...
and <<Maryam Bayramian Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Protesting in Tabriz...
and more news but most with a 'give way or go away' yell!
 

 and it will also bring you through more news in June 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.


Dear reader, let us, apart from all the other news following face cruel facts first - female suicide: in the mullahs' regime, and its co-perpetrators, nothing is sacred let alone a womans' life. In other words: Rise more for the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' uprisal. dear ms. Narges Mousavi, even if Allah forbids suicide He is The Mercifull and has your soul. May you rest in peace.
Gino d'Artali


Narges Mousavi
Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - 2 July 2024
<<Murder of a Woman with Honor-Related Motives in Gilan Province
A woman identified as Narges Mousavi has been brutally murdered by her husband in the town of Sangar, a suburb of Rasht, the capital of Gilan Province, with honor-related motives. According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, on Thursday, June 20, 2024 (June 20, 2024), in the village of Gisavandan in the Sangar district of Rasht, a 40-year-old woman identified as Narges Mousavi was killed by her husband with honor-related motives. The perpetrator killed his wife with multiple machete blows, and Narges's sister was also severely injured. According to informed sources, Narges Mousavi, who is the mother of two children aged 8 and 15, had recently requested a divorce from her husband. The murderer was arrested after committing the crime and is currently detained in Lakan Prison in Rasht. He has cited honor as his motive for killing his wife. The general criminal punitive policy of the Islamic Republic on domestic violence and femicide supports the patriarchal order. This policy, with the lack of criminalization of domestic violence, the disproportion between crime and punishment in this area, and the lack of social support for women against violence, has led to the spread and normalization of crimes against women.>>
Source:
https://hengaw.net/en/news/2024/07/article-4

Iranwire - 5 July 2024
<<Political Prisoners in Evin Boycott Presidential Runoff
Political prisoners in Tehran's Evin prison have boycotted the second round of Iran's presidential election, IranWire reports. A mobile ballot box was brought to the women's ward of Evin prison in the afternoon, but the inmates refused to participate in the voting process. This action aligns with a statement released earlier by nine female political prisoners who identify themselves as <Leftist women imprisoned in Evin Prison.> <Obviously, we did not and will not participate in the presidential elections,> they said. They criticized the election, saying that the two candidates represent <a symbol of the decay of this fascist regime.> They described the election as <a desperate attempt to save a desperate government that has lost its legitimacy.>
The boycott extends beyond the women's ward.
In the men's ward, political prisoners including Mustafa Tajzadeh, Abdullah Momeni, Mohammad Najafi, Alireza Beheshti Shirazi, and Reza Shahabi have also refused to participate in the elections. The election pits two candidates against each other, Saeed Jalili, a hard-line former nuclear negotiator, and Masoud Pezeshkian, a pro-reform heart surgeon. The runoff was necessitated after the initial round of voting on June 28 failed to produce a candidate with over 50 per cent of the vote. That first round also saw historically low voter participation, raising questions about potential turnout for Friday's decisive vote.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/131474-political-prisoners-in-evin-boycott-presidential-runoff/

Iranwire - 4 July 2024
<<Tarbiat Modares Students Call for Election Boycott
A group of students from Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran has issued a statement boycotting the second round of presidential election. The students emphasized their <loyalty> to the Woman, Life, Freedom movement and called on others to <refuse to participate in the game of authoritarian rule.> In their statement, released a day before the second round of elections, the students declared, <In the Woman, Life, Freedom movement, we regained our power and knew that change can only be achieved by relying on the power of the people.> They argued that participating in the election weakens the social power of the people and hinders fundamental change. The Tarbiat Modares students' statement said that they consider participation in the elections <far from human dignity and value> and that they will pursue change and freedom by relying on popular solidarity. Iran will hold a runoff presidential election on July 5 after neither of the top candidates secured more than 50 per cent of the votes in Friday's polls. According to the final results released by the ministry, with more than 24 million people voting, moderate lawmaker Masoud Pezeshkian and hardliner Saeed Jalili qualified for the runoff election.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/131428-tarbiat-modares-students-call-for-election-boycott/

Iranwire - 4 July 2024
<<Medical Student Jailed for Protesting Rapper's Death Sentence
A Revolutionary Court in Tehran has sentenced Motahareh Goonehi, a suspended student from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, to one year in prison. Judge Ali Mazloum found Goonehi guilty of <propaganda activities against the Islamic Republic in favor of enemy media.> The charge stems from her protest against the death sentence of rapper Toomaj Salehi. However, the court acquitted Goonehi of the charges including <insulting the Supreme Leader> and <disturbing public order.> IRGC Intelligence forces arrested Goonehi in Tehran on May 1 following a summons. She endured four days of detention in Evin Prison before being released on bail. This sentence is not Goonehi's first brush with repression. She and her husband, Mehdi Hadizadeh, both students at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, previously faced temporary suspension and forced transfer to Ardabil University of Medical Sciences by the Central Committee of the Ministry of Health. Goonehi, a dentistry student and known activist, was also arrested during the nationwide protests of 2022.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/women/131427-medical-student-jailed-for-protesting-rappers-death-sentence/

Iranwire - 4 July 2024
<<Former Tehran University Student Sentenced to Prison for <Propaganda>
Khashayar Sefidi, a 32-year-old former master's student in music at the Tehran University of Art, has been sentenced to one year in prison by a Revolutionary Court in Tehran. The verdict, issued on July 2 and sent to Sefidi's lawyer, found him guilty of <propaganda against the Islamic Republic.> The court proceedings, which took place over two sessions on May 27 and June 30, addressed charges of propaganda and allegations of
<spreading false information about the death of Nika Shakarami,> a victim of the 2022 nationwide protests in Iran.

Nika Shakarami
Sefidi, however, maintained in a video statement that he had not posted anything regarding Shakarami on his personal page. The propaganda charge stems from Sefidi's three-day sit-in strike supporting rapper Toomaj Salehi, although further details about this protest were not provided. Known for his protest music, Salehi was handed the death sentence, which was later overturned by the Supreme Court in June. On May 2, Safidi was summoned to branch 3 of the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor's Office in Tehran. After appearing and being informed of the charges against him, he was released on bail. This legal action follows Safidi's expulsion from the Tehran University of Art last year. Before his expulsion, he had been temporarily suspended for one term by the university's disciplinary committee.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/131422-former-tehran-university-student-sentenced-to-prison-for-propaganda/


Rana Korkor
Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - 4 July 2024
<<Tehran: Rana Korkor, Sister of Mojahed Korkor, Arrested by Iranian Security Forces
Rana Korkor, the sister of Mojahed Korkor, who was arrested in connection with the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' movement and sentenced to death in the Kian Pirfalak case, was arrested by security forces in Tehran. According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, on Thursday, July 4, 2024, Rana Korkor, the sister of Mojahed Korkor, who was arrested in connection with the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' movement and sentenced to death in Kian Pirfalak case, was arrested by security forces at her home in Tehran and transferred to an unknown location. Negar Korkor, Mojahed Korkor's sister, announced this news on her X (formerly Twitter) account, stating: <This morning, my sister was arrested by security forces at her residence in Tehran and transferred to an unknown location.> It is noteworthy that Mojahed Korkor was wounded and subsequently arrested on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, during an armed attack by the Revolutionary Guards forces on the village of 'Porsurakh' in the Izeh district. In April 2023, Mojahed Korkor was sentenced to death by the Ahvaz Revolutionary Court, and this sentence was confirmed by Branch 39 of the Supreme Court of Iran on Sunday, December 24, 2023.>>
Source:
https://hengaw.net/en/news/2024/07/article-15


Seywan Ebrahimi
Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - 4 July 2024
<<Summon and Arrest of Kurdish Language Teacher Seywan Ebrahimi, for Execution of Prison Sentence
Seywan Ebrahimi, a Kurdish language teacher and board member of the 'Nozhin' Socio-Cultural Association, has been arrested and transferred to the central prison of Sanandaj after being summoned to execute his eight-month prison sentence. He had recently been released from prison following the annulment of a 10-year sentence in the appellate court. According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, Seywan Ebrahimi, a Kurdish language teacher from Kamyaran and board member of the 'Nozhin' Socio-Cultural Association, was arrested and transferred to the central prison of Sanandaj to serve his eight-month sentence. This followed his summons and appearance in the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj to merge his two sentences. Ebrahimi had previously been summoned and arrested by the Sanandaj Court's Execution of Judgments branch on December 30, 2023, to serve a one-year prison sentence for <disrupting public order> and was transferred to the central prison of this city. He was pardoned and released from the political prisonersí ward on June 24, 2024. In December 2023, Ebrahimi was initially sentenced to 10 years in prison for <forming a group and gang with the intent to disturb national security> and one year for <propaganda against the government,> totaling 11 years, by the First Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj, presided over by Judge Karami. However, on June 23, 2024, the appellate court annulled his 10-year sentence, acquitted him of that charge, and reduced his one-year sentence to eight months.
In another case, Ebrahimi was sentenced by Branch 106 of the Sanandaj Criminal Court to one year in prison, exile, and 40 lashes for <disrupting public order.> On December 2, 2023, the appellate court confirmed his prison and flogging sentences but annulled his exile sentence to Dizelabad Prison in Kermanshah. Ebrahimi, a board member of the Nozhin Cultural and Social Association, was arrested by security forces on January 18, 2023. He was temporarily released on bail from Sanandaj prison on February 13, 2023, pending the end of legal proceedings. Previously, on January 3, 2023, Ebrahimi was arrested by security forces while following up on the case of his wife, Zara Mohammadi, at the Sanandaj Revolutionary Court and was released on bail on January 5.>>
Source:
https://hengaw.net/en/news/2024/07/article-14


Sharifeh Mohammadi
Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - 4 July 2024
<<Rasht: Labor activist, Sharifeh Mohammadi, sentenced to death for <rebellion>
Sharifeh Mohammadi, a labor activist detained seven months ago, is currently imprisoned in the women's ward of Rasht's Lakan Prison (Rasht Central Prison). Recently, she has been sentenced to death by the Iranian Judiciary on charges of <rebellion>. According to the report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Sharifeh Mohammadi, a labor activist from Rasht, has recently been sentenced to death by the First Branch of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Court in Rasht. This verdict was handed down by Judges Ahmed Darwish Goftar and Mehdi Raskhi. Mohammadi was charged with <rebellion for to her involvement with the Coordination Committee for the Formation of Labor Organizations and its alleged affiliation with the Komala Party>. The court's decision is based on Articles 211 and 287 of the Islamic Penal Code, ratified in 2013. According to documents obtained by Hengaw, Sharifeh Mohammadi's lawyer has been formally notified of the verdict. This ruling may be appealed to the Supreme Court of Iran within 20 days of the notification.
The documents also state, <The country's intelligence organization is the sole authority designated to identify gang members. All reports from the Intelligence Department of Gilan Province and the Intelligence Department of Kurdistan Province are included in the case file, identifying the accused as a member of the Komala Party and the Coordination Committee.> This underscores the lack of independence within the Iranian Judiciary and highlights the significant influence of security institutions over the judicial process.
It is important to note that the hearing for the charges against Sharifeh Mohammadi took place on Saturday, June 8, 2024, in the First Branch of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Court in Rasht. According to a previous report by Hengaw, Sharifeh Mohammadi, a Gilak woman from Rasht, endured mental and physical torture at the hands of Iranian Intelligence interrogators in Sanandaj, who sought to extract a forced confession from her. On Tuesday, December 5, 2023, Sharifeh Mohammadi was forcibly arrested at her home in Rasht by Iranian Intelligence forces. Over the past seven months (212 days), she has been held in the central prisons of Sanandaj and Lakan in Rasht, as well as in detention centers operated by the Iranian intelligence service.>>
Source:
https://hengaw.net/en/news/2024/07/article-13


Khashayar Sefidi and Motahare Goonei
Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - 4 July 2024
<<Two Students Sentenced to Imprisonment Subsequent to Protesting Against the Death Sentence of Toomaj Salehi
Khashayar Sefidi, a dismissed student of the University of Tehranís Art department, and Motahare Goonei, a student activist and detainee in the Jin, Jiyan, Azadi (Woman, Life, Freedom) movement, have each been sentenced to one year of imprisonment by the judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran. According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Khashayar Sefidi, 32 years old and residing in Tehran, was recently sentenced by the Tehran Revolutionary Court to one year of prison for the charges of <propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran> and <spreading falsehoods.>
Additionally, Motahare Goonei, a suspended and exiled student, was sentenced to one year of prison by Branch 29 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court, presided over by Judge Ali Mazloomi, on charges of <propaganda activities against the government.> The charges against these students are reported to be their support for Toomaj Salehi, an artist and political prisoner, and their protest against the issuance of a death sentence for him.
Khashayar Sefidi, a former student of the University of Tehran's Art department, was expelled from this university by the disciplinary committee late last year. He had previously played musical pieces in mourning for
 
Kian Pirfalak Armita Gevarnand
Kian Pirfalak and in commemoration of Armita Geravand, children killed by government forces.
On Wednesday, April 3, 2024, Motahare Goonei was arrested in Tehran after being summoned by the IRGC intelligence. She was released from Evin Prison on May 5, 2024, on bail. Motahare Goonei had previously been detained for a period by security forces in Tehran during the Jin, Jiyan, Azadi movement.>>
Source:
https://hengaw.net/en/news/2024/07/article-11

Iranwire - 3 July 2024
<<Family Denied Visits as Mazaher Heydari Protests with Hunger Strike
Mazaher Heydari, a political prisoner held in Shahr-e Kord prison, has been transferred to quarantine following a 10-day hunger strike. Prison authorities are denying Heydari's family visit rights and phone calls, despite a letter from the deputy prosecutor of Shahr-e Kord granting permission for a family meeting. A relative of Heydari told Iran Wire, <The family received approval from the deputy prosecutor for a visit, but the prison warden is refusing to issue the necessary permission.> Heydari began his hunger strike on June 24 and sewed his lips shut in protest of what he considers an unjust sentence. His family has expressed deep concern, stating they have had no information about his condition for the past 10 days.
Additionally, Heydari's lawyer has been barred from meeting with his client. The political prisoner was arrested during the Woman, Life, Freedom protests that swept across Iran in 2022.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/prisoners/131371-family-denied-visits-as-mazaher-heydari-protests-with-hunger-strike/

Iranwire - 3 July 2024
<<Jailed Iranian-Swedish Academic's Wife Disappointed in Sweden's Govt
The wife of Ahmadreza Jalali, an Iranian-Swedish academic on hunger strike in an Iranian prison, expressed disappointment following a meeting with Sweden's Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom on Tuesday. Vida Mehrannia, accompanied by her daughter, met with Billstrom to urge a more decisive action to secure her husband's release. <They told me they are following the case,> Mehrannia told reporters after the meeting. <They didn't clarify anything. I'm very disappointed.> Mehrannia painted a grim picture of her husband's deteriorating health condition. <His pulse is very weak. His blood pressure is low. He is suffering from multiple illnesses,> she said, addressing a small crowd of supporters who had gathered outside the Swedish Foreign Ministry. Despite the setback, Mehrannia vowed to continue her efforts. <I hope Sweden responds, after eight years and three months,> she said. Jalali began the hunger strike on June 25 in response to his exclusion from a recent prisoner swap between Iran and Sweden.
Vida Mehrannia, announced the hunger strike on social media, saying, <My husband, who faces imminent execution by the Islamic Republic, started a hunger strike on Tuesday, June 25, in protest of not being included in the recent prisoner exchange between Iran and Sweden.> The June 15 prisoner swap saw the release of Hamid Nouri, a former Iranian official convicted and jailed in Sweden for war crimes and mass executions during the 1988 government killings of political prisoners in Iran. In exchange, Tehran freed two Swedish citizens, Johan Floderus, a diplomat, and Saeed Azizi.
The academic's exclusion from this exchange has raised concerns among human rights advocates and his family. Jalali, a university lecturer and expert in disaster medicine, was arrested in Iran in 2016. In 2017, he told his family that he was sentenced to death after refusing to cooperate with Iran's Intelligence organization and spy on Iranian scientists abroad. Jalali is suffering from serious health problems, and Amnesty International has urged Tehran's Prosecutor General to allow him to receive specialized medical care.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/131366-jailed-iranian-swedish-academics-wife-disappointed-in-swedens-govt/


Zeinab Jalalian
NCRI - Womens committee - 3 July 2024 - in Women's News
<<Zeinab Jalalian in Dire Health and Continued Pressure from Intelligence Ministry
Increased Worries About Zeinab Jalalian's Health
Kurdish political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian, who is currently serving her seventeenth year in Yazd Central Prison, has been facing severe health issues in recent weeks. Zeinab was transferred to the prison's medical facility due to intense pain in her right side. However, after a general examination, she was returned to her cell without receiving specialized tests or definitive treatment. Despite her persistent health problems, including oral thrush, pterygium, asthma, and kidney and gastrointestinal issues, Zeinab's requests for transfer to external medical facilities have been consistently denied by the Intelligence Ministry.
Continued Medical Neglect
Zeinab's health has been deteriorating, with her pain intensifying over the past weeks. Although she was taken to the prison infirmary, the attending general practitioner only performed a basic check-up. Her requests for specialized medical attention outside the prison were again rejected by the Intelligence Ministry. This denial of adequate medical care is further compounded by the pressure from the ministry.
Pressures from the Intelligence Ministry
In June this year, a team from the Intelligence Ministry met Jalalian twice at Yazd Central Prison, demanding that she sign a <repentance letter> drafted by the ministry. The officials assured that her medical treatment and the possibility of parole would be reviewed upon her signing the letter. However, Jalalian refused to sign, asserting her right to medical treatment as a prisoner. In November 2023, she was also subjected to interrogation by the Intelligence Ministry, who threatened to withhold her basic prisoner rights, including medical services, unless she expressed remorse. Jalalian deemed these interrogations, conducted while she was handcuffed and shackled, as a form of torture.>>
Source:
https://women.ncr-iran.org/2024/07/03/zeinab-jalalian-dire-health/


Arrest of Five Kurds
Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - 3 July 2024
<<Iranian Authorities Arrest Five Kurds in Oshnovieh
Security agencies of the Islamic Republic of Iran have arrested five Kurdish men in Oshnavieh, West Azerbaijan Province. According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, July 3, 2024, Salim Zol-Qarneyn and Saber Zol-Qarneyn, residents of the village of Hassan Nuran in the Oshnavieh (Sheno) district, were arrested by security forces at their home without any judicial warrant and with the use of violence. They were subsequently taken to an unknown location. Previously, three other men identified as Mohammad Rasulpour, Edris Karsaz, and Kamal Oqabi were also arrested in Oshnavieh. As of the release of this report, no detailed information is available regarding the reasons for the arrests, the charges brought against them, or the current status of these five individuals.>>
Source:
https://hengaw.net/en/news/2024/07/article-10


Karvan Shahi-Parvaneh
Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - 3 July 2024
<<Kurdish Protester Karvan Shahi-Parvaneh Faces Renewed Charges of <Waging War Against God> Despite Previous Acquittal
Karvan Shahi-Parvaneh (Himen Shahi-Parvaneh), one of the detainees of the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' movement, was once again tried by the judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the charge of <Moharebeh> (<Waging War Against God.>) This protester who has spent a year and 10 months in detention, had previously been acquitted of this charge. According to a report received by Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, Karvan Shahi-Parvaneh, a 25-year-old political prisoner detained in Oshnavieh Prison, was tried in absentia on the charge of <Moharebeh> by Judges Najafzadeh, Shahini, and Gholami of Branch 3 of the Revolutionary Court of Urmia. The re-attribution of the charge of <Moharebeh> to this political prisoner occurred despite his previous acquittal of this charge, and recently, under the pressure of the Intelligence Department, the case was reopened. Karvan Shahi-Parvaneh had been granted a 5-day furlough on Thursday, March 21, 2024, after enduring 18 months of detention. It is noteworthy that this political prisoner, in protest against the continued uncertainty of his case and the lack of follow-up, went on a hunger strike for a period starting on May 7, 2024, in Oshnavieh Central Prison. Karvan Shahi-Parvaneh was arrested by the city's Intelligence Department forces on the evening of Monday, October 24, 2022, during the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' movement. During his detention, he was subjected to numerous and continuous physical and psychological tortures. He, along with six other detainees from Oshnavieh, was charged with <Moharebeh> and, after 18 months, was acquitted of the charge of <Moharebeh> in the last session of the trial at Branch 3 of the Revolutionary Court of Urmia. Hengaw had previously reported that these prisoners had been subjected to psychological torture of <mock executions> several times.>>
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https://hengaw.net/en/news/2024/07/article-9

Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - 3 July 2024
<<Kurdish Athlete Jasim Haseli Arrested by Iranian Security Forces, Whereabouts Unknown
Jasim Haseli, a Kurdish athlete and the head of the Marivan Muay Thai Association, has been detained by the security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the past seven days, with his current whereabouts remaining unknown. According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, on June 27, 2024, Jasim Haseli, originally from Kerabad (Karrawa) village in the Sarvabad district and residing in Marivan, Kurdistan province (Sanandaj), was summoned to the intelligence headquarters of Marivan. Upon arrival, he was reportedly beaten. Trusted sources indicate that Haseli was asked to return to the intelligence department on Saturday. However, at that time, he was arrested by security forces on a street in Marivan without being presented with a judicial warrant. Despite a week passing since his arrest, no information about his current status is available, and security agencies have refrained from providing a clear response to his relatives. As of the release of this report, there is no precise information available regarding the reasons for his arrest, the charges against him, his place of detention, or his current condition.>>
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https://hengaw.net/en/news/2024/07/article-8

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