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

Click here for actual updates
and earlier news untill April 22, 2024
To be continued Saturday May 11, 2024





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: May wk2 -- May wk1 -- April wk4 part3 -- April wk4 part2 -- April wk 4 -- April wk3 part2 -- April wk3 --  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

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 10, 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 April 25, 2024
Narges Mohammadi Condemns Death Sentence of Iranian Rapper Toomaj Salehi...
April 10, 2024
"Nobel Laureate Critiques 'Baseless' Case Against Iranian Activists

March 20, 2024
Letter from Narges Mohammadi for

"Victory is not easy, but it is certain"
watch it here : 

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"


April 30, 2024
Atena Farghadani - Target on her back



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

Click here for more stories of Heroines of Iran 

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


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 6, 2024: The Repressive Hijab Crackdown Continues with CCTV Cameras
May 5, 2024: Rising Rates of Suicides Among Female Doctors
Crossing the red line into politics makes you a target
May 1, 2024: Iran Women Defeat Repressive Hijab Campaign
Silenced-Voices - Broken Promises

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

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

Copyright: Walter Draesner
April 24, 2024
Death Sentence on Activist Musician Toomaj Salehi

Hungerstrikes against death excecutions continue
and more news

 April 8 - 5, 2024
No halt of executions
April 4, 2024
Iran executes 853 people

*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'

May 3 - April 29, 2024
<<Iran Executed 63 Prisoners in Just Two Weeks...
and <<Sorayya Mohammadi, a young woman hanged in Qezel-Hesar prison in Karaj...
and <<Iranian asylum seeker commits suicide after her request for asylum denied...
and <<Kurdish Kolbar Fatally Shot by Iranian Border Guards at Close Range...
and <<Kurdish Singer Arrested by Iranian Security Forces...
and <<Covert execution of a Kurdish Prisoner of conscience in Karaj-Iran...
and <<Banning IRGC Not in UK's Interest: David Cameron...
and <<Female taxi drivers in Tehran face discrimination...
and more news but most with a 'give way or go away' yell!

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

Atena Farghadani Beaten to the Point of Losing Consciousness
Center for Human Rights in Iran - 30 April 2024
<<Target on Her Back: Tortured Woman Cartoonist in Iran Must Be Released from Prison
International Community Must Demand Her Freedom
Atena Farghadani, a 37-year-old cartoonist and civil rights activist, should be immediately released from Tehran's Evin Prison, where she was taken after being arrested outside Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's compound and tortured in the custody of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, said the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). <Farghadani is an artist, an activist, and a woman, all of which make Islamic Republic officials tremble,> said CHRI Executive Director Hadi Ghaemi. <She had a target on her back for resolutely standing up to the Islamic Republic's repression,> he said. <The international community should demand her immediate release.>
<Her commitment to freedom and justice is unwavering and calls for her freedom by fellow cartoonists and artists should be amplified by all defenders of human rights,> Ghaemi added. Farghadani was detained on April 13, 2024, by intelligence agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) amidst an escalated crackdown by the Islamic Republic on women's rights and political dissent, which has been marked by the intensified deployment of state security forces tasked with enforcing the compulsory hijab policy for women and girls. Farghadani was apprehended while attempting to display one of her cartoons outside Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's compound, said Mohammad Moghimi, an Iranian human rights lawyer familiar with her case, during an interview with CHRI.
Tortured in IRGC Custody
Moghimi further revealed that Farghadani was taken into custody by IRGC intelligence agents and subjected to torture at a secret location. <After being transported to a safe house, she endured brutal torture, resulting in loss of consciousness from heavy bleeding and head injuries,> he elaborated. Several hours later, she regained consciousness in the prayer room of the security police, known as the Fateb 8th Base,> Moghimi added.
He also noted that some of Farghadani's clothing were removed during her arrest, and upon them being returned to her, she noticed traces of blood stains that had been washed off. According to the human rights lawyer, <Farghadani was first transferred to Gharchak Prison, south of Tehran, but officials there refused to accept her due to signs of torture on her face and body.> Farghadani, who was then taken to Tehran's Evin Prison where she has been held ever since, is facing charges of <insulting the sacred,> <propaganda against the state> and <disrupting public order,> which would carry a minimum of seven years' imprisonment. Moghimi added that Farghadani was simply trying to <peacefully protest harassment by the security agencies and their attempts to prevent her from carrying out artistic activities and exhibitions.> The IRGC has a documented history of subjecting political detainees to torture, as well as sexual assault, forced disappearances, and killings with impunity, as revealed by the UN's independent Fact-Finding Mission on Iran. Human rights organizations, as well as investigate media reports, have also documented the systematic use of torture in Iran's detention houses and prisons.

Nika Shakarami
Most recently, an investigative BBC report examined a leaked report about 16-year-old street protester Nika Shakarami, who was sexually assaulted before being beaten by the arresting agents, according to the BBC's findings. IRGC commanders tried to hide the evidence and state officials claimed the teenager had committed suicide.
Decade of Peaceful Dissent Punished with Prison and Torture
In 2014, Farghadani, an honor student in fine arts at Al-Zahra University in Tehran, was prevented from completing her masters' degree after depicting members of Iran's parliament looking like animals and posting them on Facebook. Farghadani was arrested in August 2014, not only for her political drawings, but also for meeting with families of political prisoners and victims of the 2009 Green Movement protests. She was detained and interrogated in the IRGC's Ward 2-A in Evin Prison for two months, during which she was subjected to intense psychological pressure and prevented from having family visits, prompting her to go on a hunger strike in October 2014. In June 2015, Branch 15 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Tehran sentenced the artist to a total of 12.5 years in prison on charges of <assembly and collusion against national security,> <propaganda against the state,> and <insulting the Supreme Leader, the President, Members of the Parliament, and the IRGC.>
Nearly two years later she was released on bail May 3, 2016.
Following a wave of arrests in connection with the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' uprising, Farghadani was rearrested on June 7, 2023, after responding to a summons issued by the Evin security court and transferred to Gharchak Prison. On June 21, 2023, the artist was rushed to a hospital suffering from the effects of a hunger strike she had undertaken to protest prison conditions. She was released on bail a few days later. On July 9, 2023, she gave an interview to the London-based Iran International television network saying she was convinced Gharchak Prison officials poisoned her food, which caused <imbalance, aching bones, dizziness and blurred vision.> The Islamic Republic of Iran has a documented history of subjecting artists to severe persecution for criticizing state policies, including by sentencing them to death, as seen in the recent case of the dissident rapper Toomaj Salehi. <It is glaringly evident that Atena Farghadani is perilously endangered in state custody in Iran,> said Ghaemi. <It is imperative that UN and government leaders worldwide, as well as artists and advocates of freedom of speech and expression around the globe unite in her defense, loudly proclaim her name, and vehemently demand her release, alongside the liberation of all individuals unjustly imprisoned in Iran for the exercise of their fundamental rights,> he added.>>
Liberation Front 2019/ 2024