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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, Zendagi, Azadi uprising in Iran and the struggles of our sisters in Afghanistan.

This online magazine will be published evey month and started December 2019. Thank you for your time and interest.

Gino d'Artali
indept investigative journalist
radical feminist and activist

 

  

                             

 

 

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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. 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 2023:
August 15 - 1
-part2--August 15 - 1--July 31 - 16--July 20 -1--June 30 - 15--June 15-1--May 31 -16-- May 15-1--April--March--Feb--Jan
And
For all topics below that may hopefully interest you click on the image:

 

'THE NO-HIJABIS

Updated August 11, 2023

 

'BIOLOGICAL

TERROR ATTACKS
AGAINST SCHOOLGIRLS'

'IRANIAN JOURNALISTS
UNDER SIEGE'

Updated September 19, 2023

'BLINDING

AS A WEAPON'
Updated July 18, 2023

'THE HANGING SPREE'

 Updated August 8, 2023

CLICK HERE ON HOW TO READ ALL ON THIS PAGE

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 from left to right ASRA PANAHI (16)- JHINA MAHSA AMINI (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

'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


This is how the Iranian basiji shoot with pellets at especially girls and women and how they hang now martyrs of the women-led revolution.
 
 

August 10 - 8, 2023
I dedicate this page to the brave detained journalists Niloofar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi and all other Iranian journalists speaking the truth and nothing but the truth- Gino d'Artali
 


 

 

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August 1 - July 31, 2023
<<Iranís Judiciary: Arrest of Two Journalists Not Related to Mahsa Amini Reporting....
and
<<Two Iranian journalists sentenced to 8 years and 4 months in prison
....
and more news

 

July 26 - 23, 2023
Journalist Mohammadi: <I Consider Myself the People's Voice,> Iranian Journalist Tells Court>...
and
Journalist Marzieh Mahmoud who writes nothing but the truth and the truth only: <The word rudeness is not enough for this person> a shia mullah....
and more news about brave Iranian journalists
 
 


July 20 and 6 - 4, 2023
<Global Press Association <Deeply> Concerned over Fate of Jailed Iranian Journalist Hamedi....

and
Nazila Maroofian:<They won't let me publish my interview a few days ago with Mahsa Amini's father.....
and

<<Three Iranian Journalists Go on Trial amid <Relentless> Crackdown on Media....
and
<<Iranian Journalist Hossein Yazdi Arrested; Whereabouts Unknown

 

June 28 - 27, 2023
Khamenei's <Great Amnesty> Joke: <Pardoned> Journalists Are Prosecuted Again
and
<<Khamenei: Judiciary Should Deal with Dissent with <Consistency>

When you click the above link you'll go to the June and May period 2023

 

RELATED
'AFGHANISTAN's WOMEN IN RESISTENCE.

 

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.


Iranwire - August 10, 2023
<<Two Iranian Sports Journalists Fired for Criticizing Minister
Two journalists working for the state-run Iran Sports newspaper were fired after they criticized the management of the Ministry of Sports and Youth under former minister Hamid Sajjadi. Ali Vahdani, a reporter for state TV, tweeted on August 10 that Azadeh Pirakooh and Mohsen Ajarloo were sacked due to their critical stance toward Sajjadi. On August 1, President Ebrahim Raisi accepted the resignation of Sajjadi and appointed Kiumars Hashemi as caretaker minister of sports. It was reportedly the third time Sajjadi tendered his resignation since he was injured in a helicopter crash in February. There have been increasing concerns about the treatment of women in Iranian sports federations since his appointment as minister two years ago. He was targeted by EU sanctions for exerting pressure on Iranian athletes to silence them and prevent them from taking a stand against the repression in Iran. Iranian authorities have cracked down hard on dissent and the media since the eruption of nationwide protests sparked by Amini's death, with dozens of activists, journalists and lawyers being arrested in recent months.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/journalism-is-not-a-crime/119365-two-iranian-sports-journalists-fired-for-criticizing-minister/

Iranwire - August 9, 2023 - by AIDA GHAJAR
<<Brother of IranWire Journalist Recounts Ordeal after Arrest
Saeed Shahrabi, the father of Shima Shahrabi, editor-in-chief of IranWireís Persian-language website, was summoned to the Third Branch of Evin Prosecutor's Office on August 8 - as the Islamic Republic marked Journalist's Day. Shahrabi was first summoned to an office of the Ministry of Intelligence in May, shortly after the arrest of his son, Sajjad Shahrabi, a radio host and announcer. During that interrogation session, he was questioned about his daughter's journalistic work, IranWire's website and the relationship between the two siblings. His cell phone was confiscated.
On August 8, he was asked questions about the contents of his cell phone and the messages he had exchanged with his daughter. He was later released. Sajjad Shahrabi was arrested at his father's house on May 3 by agents from the Intelligence Ministry, and spent 37 days in Tehran's Evin prison before being released on a bail of 1 billion tomans ($20,000).
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For Iranians who still listen to the radio amidst a deluge of visual media, the voice of Sajjad Shahrabi might resonate familiarly. Shahrabi remained active in domestic broadcasting until his arrest in the wake of nationwide protests sparked by the September 2022 death in police custody of Mahsa Amini.
His only <crime> was to be the brother of Shima Shahrabi.
Overall, more than 70 journalists have been illegally detained over the past months and others have been dismissed, censored or forced into exile.
Masoud Setayeshi, the spokesperson of the judicial system of the Islamic Republic, recently denied that Niloofar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi, two journalists who have been detained for nearly one year, are being prosecuted for having reported on Amini's death.


Jina' parents grieving in the hallway of the hospital after being told she'd died (been killed)

 Before her arrest, Hamedi captured an image of Amini's parents embracing each other at a Tehran hospital while their daughter was in a coma, and shared the photo on Twitter. Mohammadi covered Amini's funeral in her Kurdish hometown of Saqqez, where the widespread protests initially erupted. The events surrounding Shahrabi's arrest and his release on bail show the mendacity of the judicial authorities. The brother of another journalist working from abroad was arrested for the same reasons and placed in solitary confinement. He launched a hunger strike while in detention and was released after his assets were confiscated. In its recent verdict against Sajjad Shahrabi, the court said that IranWire was the first media outlet to publish the news about Amini's death. IranWire broke the news that the 22-year-old Amini had fallen into a coma while in detention. It also revealed Amini's identity and published details of her arrest in Tehran for allegedly wearing a headscarf improperly.
Prosecutor Haji Moradi and IranWire
Mahmoud Haji Moradi, the then-prosecutor of Branch Two of Evin Prosecutor's Office, played a pivotal role in Shahrabi's case. Haji Moradi gained notoriety among political detainees, particularly during last year's nationwide protests. In an interview with IranWire, Sajjad Shahrabi recounted his first encounter with Haji Moradi, during which the prosecutor mentioned IranWire reporters Aida Qajar and Samaneh Ghadarkhan, its founder and editor-in-chief Maziar Bahari, and its technical director Nick Wolff. <He inquired about my association with IranWire. He mentioned Aida Qajar's name and inquired about my familiarity with her. He raised queries about Samaneh Ghadarkhan and how she joined IranWire,> he said. <He said IranWire had reported on Mahsa Amini's death. He asked about Maziar Bahari and inquired about the duration of my sister's tenure as the editor of IranWire. He further probed Mr. Bahari's financial assets and his financial benefits in IranWire.> <Then he said that Mr. Bahari's boss is an individual named Nick Wolff, an American-born individual. Subsequently, he persistently insinuated I had received funds from my sister and distributed them.>
In the interview, Sajjad Shahrabi shed light on promises made by the prosecutor concerning his sister. <Right from the beginning he said, 'Your sister erred in roping you into this.' He said, 'We'll communicate to her that she has made a misstep,' and he continued saying, 'Convey to your sister that we're prepared to furnish an official safeguarding letter, endorsed by the head of the judiciary, provided she severs all ties with IranWire. There's no need for her to be confined to Iran but she can freely travel back and forth.'>
As these promises did not go anywhere, threats began to loom.
The prosecutor, who was keenly aware of Sajjad Shahrabi's deep familial attachments, issued a stark warning that his entire family would be arrested if he refused to cooperate. <We will transform this place into the Shahrabis' ward,> he quoted the prosecutor as saying.
Accused of Sending Photos of Pizza Shop to his Sister
Amidst the litany of charges presented by Prosecutor Haji Moradi, other interrogators and Judge Mohammad Reza Amouzad during their first meeting with Sajjad Shahrabi, one accusation stood out: having sent photos of Davood's Pizza, the oldest pizza shop in Tehran, and Oodlajan neighborhood to his sister. As a further example showing his alleged collaboration with IranWire, they also mentioned his response to a query from his sister regarding meat prices. Two charges were levied against Sajjad Shahrabi: <collusion against security and engaging in propaganda.> In its preliminary ruling, the court stipulated that the accused refuted all the accusations and sentenced him to 10 months in prison. He was also imposed a travel ban, barred from working for state radio and television and banned from any social media activity for a period of two years. This disproportionate verdict was based solely on the sharing of a few images with his sister Sajjad Shahrabi's belongings seized during the raid on his father's house, two laptops and a mobile phone, were confiscated, along with money in foreign currency belonging to his father. As part of the punishment for being Shima Shahrabi's brother, an exorbitant bail of 1 billion tomans [$20,000] was set for his release.
Injustice and Empathy in Prison
Sajjad Shahrabi, who has never been a political activist, describes himself as a protesting citizen. In the interview with IranWire, he recounted the injustices he witnesses while incarcerated in Evin prison's Ward 209 and Ward 4. He tells the story of an 18-year-old protester who was charged with <waging war against God,> which can carry the death penalty, for allegedly murdering a member of the paramilitary Basij force. After lawyers managed to prove he had nothing to do with the killing, a judge transferred the case to a specialized court for minors and the charge of <waging war against God> was lifted. Amid countless governmental acts of injustice, empathy between the prisoners was a unique experience for Sajjad Shahrabi: <Upon entering the communal space of Ward 209, I had nothing but the clothes on my back and a single pair of pajamas; I was without any money. However, camaraderie became immediately apparent, as fellow inmates invited me, stressing that every newcomer was a guest of the collective.> <Upon my transfer to Evin's General Ward, this empathy took on another dimension. There, I encountered individuals like Siamak Namazi and Emad Sharghi, and I forged connections with an extraordinary and insightful sociologist, as well as a human rights lawyer,> he added. <This experience was unique, as it showcased people with diverse backgrounds coexisting despite differing viewpoints and myriad disparities. The prevailing sentiment was a resolute belief that mutual acceptance should transcend personal differences.>
<I Shall Never Forgive Him>
During the interview, Sajjad Shahrabi revealed the profound toll exacted upon him and his family during his imprisonment. Thinking about his ailing father who visited the Evin Prosecutor's Office every day in search of information concerning his son or the interrogators' use of his love and devotion for his family as a means of coercion and duress, Sajjad Shahrabi realized that his jailers tried to exploit his vulnerabilities. Sajjad Shahrabi ended his testimony with a tremor of anger in his voice. With his gaze fixed on a point distant from the camera, he said: <The interrogator, a certain Majid, approached and admonished, 'Your father has come. Advise him not to visit the prosecutor's office. He was here just yesterday, visibly out of breath. Should anything befall him, the responsibility will rest upon you!'...I shall never forgive him.> >>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/journalism-is-not-a-crime/119328-brother-of-iranwire-journalist-recounts-ordeal-after-arrest/



NILOOFAR HAMEDI and ELAHE MOHAMMADI
Iranwire - August 8, 2023
<<Iran Marks Journalist's Day under Shadow of <Journalistic Suppression>
The head of the Union of Journalists in Tehran province marked Iran's National Journalist's Day on August 8 by declaring that journalism in the country is going through a <dark era,> with an increasing number of media workers being arrested, dismissed, censored or forced into exile. <The era of journalistic suppression continues,> Akbar Montajabi said on Twitter, noting that over 100 journalists were arrested over the past 11 months.
<However, even with these arrests, the flow of information remains unstoppable and finds its path like water,> he added. In an article published in Sazandegi newspaper, Montajabi insisted that <journalists are not adversaries> to the country. <Those who steadfastly remained, holding the torch for freedom, are not foes. They do not cooperate with hostile governments, they are an integral part of the people. Journalists mirror the pain endured by the nation,> he wrote. Meanwhile, Hammihan newspaper compiled a list of 76 journalists, reporters and photographers who have been detained since the onset of nationwide protests sparked by the death in police custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in September 2022. The report said that those media workers faced a range of punishments including imprisonment, community service, travel bans, flogging, restrictions on their social media activities and prohibition to use a mobile phone. On August 8 last year, two women journalists who have been in jail for 320 days for having reported about Amini's death were awarded by the Tehran Journalists' Association for their courageous coverage of social issues. Niloofar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi are being held at Tehran's Evin prison. They are accused of collaborating with the <hostile> government of the United States, colluding to commit crimes against national security, and engaging in propaganda activities against the regime. Their separate trials ended last month after two closed-door hearings, and the court is now drafting a verdict. In a tweet, prominent Iranian journalist and translator Asadollah Amraee wrote: <Congratulate Journalist's Day when there are no journalists left in prison.> Iran ranked as the world's worst jailer of journalists in the Committee to Protect Journalistsí (CPJ) 2022 prison census, which documented those behind bars as of December 1.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/journalism-is-not-a-crime/119289-iran-marks-journalists-day-under-shadow-of-journalistic-suppression/

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