formerly known as
Womens Liberation Front


Welcome to, formerly known as.Womens Liberation Front.  A website that hopes to draw and keeps your attention for  both the global 21th. century 3rd. feminist revolutution as well and a selection of special feminist artists and writers.

This online magazine will be published evey month and started February 2019 1st. 2019. Thank you for your time and interest.

Gino d'Artali
indept investigative journalist
radical feminist and activist









                                                                                                            CRYFREEDOM 2019/2020

The face of Iran's protests. Her life, her dreams and her death.

Read all about the Iranian Zan, zendagi, azadi  (Women, life, freedom) revolution in 2023!

Gino d'Artali
Indept investigative journalist


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' to commemorate the above named and more and food for thought and inspiration to fight on.
Click here to keep following the Zan Zendagi Azadi revolution in 2023 i.e.  the end of the dictator.
With pain in my heart soon a 'Facing Faces and facts 2' will be published.


19 - 16 Jan 2023
Marakemi explains that the Iranian regime has long used state violence for control, setting up a sort of <contract> to keep society within their <red lines>. She says the current protests, which began four months ago following the death of Mahsa Amini, are a sign that Iranians are no longer accepting the regime's <game of terror>....
and more news

16 - 13 Jan 2023
Paris post-humously declared Amani an honorary citizen in October, and Paris City Hall has said that the Eiffel Tower displays Monday were a homage to Amini and to <those who are bravely fighting for their freedom as the (Iranian) regime is continuing executions of protesters.
<For God's sake, stop fearing.> says a female protester and badly wounded during imprisonment

 and more news

12 - 10 Jan 2023
<University student dies after being beaten by Iranian security forces
and more more

10 - 7 Jan 2023
...pressure on detainies with threaths of torture leads to an infarct.
and more more

6 - 1 Jan 2023
<This is not a story you are reading; it's the true story of the suffering of only one out of 85 million,> Maryam wrote ...and <On this side of the bars, in the dark desert of torture and oppression, as far as one can see - even where one cannot see - there is just vileness and brutality....>
and more news ....

31 - 25 Dec 2022
<In Iran, doctors come to the rescue of protesters....
and more news

27 - 21 Dec 2022
<ICOIA: More than 650 students have been kidnapped in Iran in the past 100 days...
and more news

20 - 16 Dec 2022
<Make no mistake, this was a revolution from its earliest days. It was not just protests. The revolutionary current that started this will see it to a finish. They are weak and they are scared of us,> ....
and more news

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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

Note by Gino d'Artali: The Zan, zendagi, azadi!> (Women, life, freedom) has just started and will only then end when khamenei and his puppets i.e. the morality police and the basijis give way or go away!!
So here is where the protests continue and I'll continue to inform you about it. That's my pledge.

Human Rights Watch
12 Jan 2023
<<Iran: Brute Force Used in Crackdown on Dissent.
Release Peaceful Protesters; End Sham Trials; Investigate Deaths, Torture
Iranians protests the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by the morality police, in Tehran, October 1, 2022. (Beirut) - Iranian authorities used excessive and lethal force in their clampdown on nationwide protests that broke out in September 2022, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2023. The government imprisoned hundreds of activists on dubious char-ges, and issued death sentences in grossly unfair trials. The death on September 16 of Mahsa (Jina) Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman from Sanandaj in western Iran, in the custody of the morality police after being arres-ted for an <improper> hijab, sparked demonstrations across the country, including in schools and universities. Human Rights Watch documented security forces using shotguns, assault rifles, and handguns against protesters, in largely peaceful and often crowded settings. As of November 14, human rights groups were investigating the reported deaths of at least 341 protestors, including 52 children.
<With mass repression, unfree elections, and apparent corruption and mismanagement, Iran's autocracy rules with all that remains: brute force,> said Tara Sepehri Far, senior Iran researcher at Human Rights Watch. <Other countries, including from the Global South, should increase pressure on these brutal authorities and ensure there is accountability for their crimes.> >>
Read more about the report here:

Womens news agency
12 Jan 2023
<<30 journalists still detained in Iran over protests.
News Center - The Association of Iranian Journalists has issued a statement saying <Around 70 journalists have been detained> in Iran since the protests started following the killing of Jina Mahsa Amini in September. According to the statement, some journalists have been released on bail while 30 journalists, including nine women journalists, taken in for questioning are still detained. <Since the start of the protests, a large number of journalists have also been summoned by the authorities. Our association works to follow up on the conditions of detained journalists to obtain more information about the situation of these journalists,> the association said in the statement.
The names of imprisoned women journalists are >>
Read them here:

Note by Gino d'Artali: read also this related article published by DW, Deutsche Welle, on 8 Januari 2023 with headline: <<Iran's protest supporters face arrests, working bans.>....

In Women's news
12 Jan 2023
<<Reyhaneh and Ghazal Pakzad arrested and taken to an unknown location. Reyhaneh and Ghazal Pakzad, two sisters from Zabul, were arrested on January 2 and 3, 2023, and were taken to an undisclosed location. According to social media reports, on January 2, 2023, IRGC intelligence forces in Zahedan attacked Ms. Ghazal Pakzad's residence and arrested her. Ghazal Pakzad is a 30-year-old clothing designer. She has been detained on charges of activity in cyberspace and publishing posts in support of the nationwide uprising of the Iranian people. Also, Reyhaneh Pakzad, a Zahedan resident and a women's swimming coach, was arrested at her home on January 3, 2023, by IRGC intelligence forces and taken to an unknown location. She is accused of <propaganda activity against the state in cyber-space,> and her Instagram page has also been banned. The mother of Reyhaneh and Ghazal Pakzad has been hospitalized due to a lack of information and concern about her daughters' conditions.>>
Read more here:

Womens news center
12 Jan 2023
<<Javanrud besieged by Iranian forcesJavanrud besieged by Iranian forces.
News Center - The protests that sparked in Iran and Rojhilat Kurdistan following the killing of Jina Mahsa Amini continue in its fourth month. The Javanrud city of Rojhilat Kurdistan is one of the cities that face op-pression from the Iranian regime. Many members of the Islamic Revo-lutionary Guard Corps were sent to the city on the fourth day of the killing of protesters by security forces. The members of the IRGC pre-vented the people from entering the cemetery. When people resisted, the members of the IRGC opened fire on them; one protester was kil-led and many injured. In an interview with NuJINHA, one of the citizens of the city named F.M. said, <We were on our way to Kermanshah in order to go to hospital; however, we were stopped at one of the checkpoints. Security forces searched our car and checked my spouse's mobile phone. They checked his social media accounts. We were asked why we were going to Kermanshah. There are military forces and police officers in plain clothes everywhere in the city and around the city.>
'They were transferred to unknown locations'
B.M., a lawyer in the city of Javanrud, talked about the psychological pressure in the city by saying, <Many protesters have been arrested and transferred to unknown locations. Their families do not get any information from them and they cannot report their arrest to the press because they are threatened by the IRGC. Most of the arrested people were forced to accept the accusations against them. In the fourth month of the protests, the city is under siege. The entry and exit of goods are not allowed. People suffer from high prices and food shortages. But the worst thing is that people are arrested every day; women and men are arrested and transferred to unknown locations.> >>
Read more here:

France 24
11 Jan 2023
<<New executions in Iran: UN says regime weaponising death penalty to frighten public.
The UN human rights chief has accused Iran of weaponising the death penalty to frighten the public and crush dissent. The sta-tement follows the execution of four protesters, two of whom were killed last weekend. The UN body says it has information that two more executions are imminent, with more than a dozen other people believed to be on death row. The Iranian regime is grappling to respond to months of unrest triggered by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini following her arrest by the morality police. For more, we speak to Shaparak Saleh, a Franco-Iranian lawyer and the co-founder of the campaigning organisation Femme Azadi, which was set up in the aftermath of Amini's death.>>
Watch the video, 12.49 min., here:

Womens news center
11 Jan 2023
<<University student dies after being beaten by Iranian security forces.
News Center - The protests that sparked in Iran and Rojhilat following the killing of Jina Mahsa Amini by Iran's so-called <morality police> continue. In the country, university students are subjected to arra|e|st, kidnapping, killing, torture and expulsion from univer-sities for participating in the nationwide protests and strikes. The Union Council of Iranian Students announced the death of Ghazal Amiri, a student of Shiraz University. According to the council, Ghazal Amiri was seriously injured after being beaten by Iranian security forces during the October 10 protests; however, she did not go to hospital in fear of being arrested. After her health deteriorated, she was taken to a hospital; however, she passed away at the hospital.
University students kidnapped
According to the local reports, Fatemeh Moradi and Esso Murafi, two students at the Sharif University of Technology, were kidnapped and taken to an unknown location by Iranian security forces yesterday, January 10. Meanwhile, Maryam Karmi, a doctoral student at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, has been suspended from the university for two consecutive semesters for participating in student protests.>>
Read more here:
Note by Gino d'Artali: With all my respect I corrected a typo where it read |e|

France 24
10 Jan 2023
Text by News Wires
<<Iran is using executions to crush dissent and quell protests, says UN.
Text by News Wires - Iran is weaponising the death penalty, attempting to crush dissent by frightening the public with the execution of protesters, the United Nations said Tuesday. The Islamic republic has been rocked by a wave of protests since the death in custody on September 16 of Mahsa Amini, following the 22-year-old's arrest for allegedly violating Iran's strict dress code for women. Tehran has executed four people in connection with the demonstrations, following expedited trials that did not meet the minimum guarantees of fair trial, the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) said. <Criminal proceedings and the death penalty are being weaponised by the Iranian government to punish individuals participating in protests and to strike fear into the population so as to stamp out dissent, in violation of international human rights law,> OHCHR said. Two further executions are scheduled imminently and at least 17 other individuals have reportedly been sentenced to death, said the office of Volker Turk, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
<The weaponisation of criminal procedures to punish people for exercising their basic rights -- such as those participating in or organising demonstrations -- amounts to state-sanctioned killing,> Turk said in a statement.>>
Read more here:

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