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

Click here for 2022 'Chapters'




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.

Womens news agency
In womens news
19 Jan 2023
<<sentenced to 4 years of prison and flogging>>
Read more here:
Note from Gino d'Artali: The webside is in danger of its existence right now but the article concerns also Narges Hosseini, and Sara Siahpour receiving prison sentences and other hard sentencing

Women news agency
In womens news
18 Jan 2023
<<Zahra Nabizadeh aborts her 6-month fetus under torture, faces a death sentence
According to the news circulating on social media, Zahra Nabizadeh, a pregnant woman kidnapped in Mahabad some three weeks ago, has received a death sentence and is awaiting execution. Zahra Nabizadeh from Mahabad was abducted on the evening of December 25, 2022, by the clerical regime's security forces without an arrest warrant and taken to an undisclosed location. Zahra Nabizadeh was six months pregnant at the time of her arrest. Interrogators kicked her in the abdomen, and she suffered a miscarriage under torture and is currently experiencing severe bleeding. The night before the arrest of Zahra Nabizadeh, in the <Bari Madrasa> neighborhood where she lives, Mahabadi women took to the street with the slogan <Women, Life, Freedom.> Social media users expressed their sympathy for this imprisoned protester. They commented that the mullah regime had banned abortion, but they tortured and did not have any mercy on a pregnant woman fighting for freedom.>>

France 24 | The Observers
18 Jan 2023
By Alijani Ershad
<<Iranian medical staff face death threats, arrest and interrogation for treating injured protesters
Iranian medical personnel are being pressured to lie about the cau-ses of injuries or deaths of protesters attacked by Islamic Republic security forces. They have been arrested, interrogated, beaten and, in one case, allegedly killed for treating injured protesters in secret, as doctors and activis's in Iran told the FRANCE 24 Observers team.
After four months of protests in Iran, the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran's forces continue to crack down on medical personnel.
Activists and human rights monitors report that dozens of Iranian doctors have been arrested, most of them in the Kurdish region of western Iran. Shouresh Heidari, a pharmacist from Kurdistan pro-vince, is the first medical professional whose detention was covered by the Iranian media. He was detained from November 20 to December 5 for treating injured protesters in the city of Bukan.
According to Iranian activists in contact with Iranian doctors, hundreds of them were also interrogated and threatened with losing their medical licences if they treated the injured in secret.
Threatening doctors, falsifying death certificates
Sanam (not her real name) is an Iranian doctor. She works in a hospital in southern Iran, in a city that has seen significant protests over the past four months: Since the protests began, the pressure came with injured and killed protesters. At first, this was only through the hospital director. He came to the emergency room himself and took identification cards from injured or killed protesters and coordinated with security forces. He told us we couldn't treat injured protesters at home, and that we absolutely must register protesters' real names in our database when we treat them at the hospital. However, he systematically put the wrong cause of injury or death in the reports. Car accidents and falls from heights are common false reasons for injury given in the forms for wounded protesters. For protesters who were killed, the same false causes of death were given along with <penetrating objects> - which were actually bullets. But after a few weeks, as the protests grew even larger and the number of injured or killed demonstrators increased, they changed their methods. The hospital's security staff were replaced by new people who looked like members of the Revolutionary Guard or the Basij [Editor's note: the paramilitary branch of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps]. Security forces patrolling hospitals. Two members of the security forces are always at our hospital looking after the injured demonstrators. They take injured protesters identity documents, they arrest those who are <more important> or <more suspicious> in their eyes. And they threaten the families of the injured or killed demonstrators. They bully families into going along with the false causes of injury or death they put on the forms. They tell them not to talk to the media or say anything on social media if they do not want trouble and want to be able to recover their loved one's body and have a proper burial.
And they do not bring in the protesters who are killed in the streets or in the ambulances anymore. They take them straight to the morgue and take care of the forms and speak to the families there, with far fewer witnesses than in the hospital.
Our hospital is in a financial crisis, like everywhere else in Iran, and for the last two months they have hired some new, strange nurses. While most of us in the hospital do not wear hijab and we are openly pro- democracy, these new nurses are all hijabi and support the regi-me. This way they have even more eyes and ears among the medical staff, maybe in order to break our unity.>>
Read more here:

and the embedded article:
>> Read more on The Observers: Iran: Protesters denied medical care and tortured to death in secret prisons

France 24
The Debate
By:Francois PICARD|Antonia KERRIGAN|Video by:Francois PICARD
17 Jan 2023
<<Tehran doubles down: Crackdown fuels calls to ban Revolutionary Guards
It's incredible to think that just a few months ago, the West still hoped to revive the Iran nuclear deal. Now, the UK and the EU are openly considering outlawing the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. What's the right response to Tehran's weekend execution of British-Iranian citizen Alireza Akbari? Officially, his case has nothing to do with the protest movement, which is now in its fifth month. We ask about the timing of his killing and about the other foreign nationals currently held in Iran.>>
For the video go, 43.43 min., here:

France 24
16 Jan 2023
Video by Olivia Bizot
<<Iran protests, 4 months on: Iranians finding creative ways to continue their fight for freedom
Iran's regime is turning increasingly violent in an attempt to quell the women-led protests that were sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini on 16th September. More than 500 people have died, including scores of children, in the last four months. Will the terror tactics be able to crush the protests or will it only fuel more anger? To find out, our colleagues at France 2 spoke to three women on the ground.>>
Watch the video, 2.23 min. here:

France 24
16 Jan 2023
By Alison Sargent
<<Anthropologist Chowra Makaremi says Iran protests 'fuelled by anger'
When Chowra Makaremi came to France from Iran as a child, she had to leave her mother behind. Several years later, in 1988, her jailed mother was one of thousands killed in mass executions. Now an anthropologist, 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>. Marakemi tells us that a generation of Iranians who, like her, lost family members to state violence have transmitted <a memory of resistance>, adding that the current movement is being fuelled not by fear, but by anger at the executions of protesters.> >>
Watch the video, 8.26 min, here:

human rights activists news agency
16 Jan 2023
<<On January 15, security forces arrested children's rights activist Mahya Vahedi. According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Mahya Vahedi was arrested. Her brother, Meisam Vahedi, wrote on his page on social media, <My sister was arrested at her workplace without giving any explanation. The agents confis-cated some of her electronic devices.> Mahya Vahedi is a children's and women's rights activist and former voluntary member of Imam Ali's Popular Students Relief Society. The reason for this arrest and her whereabouts are still unknown. Since the outbreak of nationwide protests, about 19400 people, including journalists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, have been arrested. So far, at least 724 people have been convicted over protests. For more details and statistics on the nationwide protest across Iran, read HRANA's comprehensive report here.>>

France 24 | The Observers
9 Jan 2023
Text by Alijani Ershad
<<Iran: Protesters denied medical care and tortured to death in secret prisons
More than 19,000 people have been arrested since protests erupted in Iran in mid-September 2022. Human rights organisations say that dozens of them have been killed in secret detention centres. But security forces are trying to cover up these deaths by threatening family members into silence or staging the deaths as suicides.
Beaten during protests, arrested, tortured and then denied medical treatment: This is how dozens of Iranians have lost their lives during the Islamic Republic's current wave of unrest, which some are calling the <Mahsa Revolution>. The protests began on September 16, 2022 after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was killed while in the custody of the brutal morality police. For months, protesters have been taken to se-cret detention centres operated by the entities involved in repressing the unrest: the Bassij (the armed branch of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps), the VAJA (Iranian intelligence service) or ordinary police forces. The Iranian regime has tried to conceal protesters' deaths, threatening victims' families and even arresting some of them.
'Detainees have been <released> but in a critical condition because of the torture they suffered'
The <Committee for Monitoring Arrested Prisoners> is an initiative set up by Iranian human rights activists around the world to docu-ment arrests by Iranian security forces and monitor the status of detained protesters. Our Observer Delaram (not her real name) is a member of this initiative: We have documented at least 16 cases so far. These people were arrested and then killed in detention centres. We have another 12 cases that we are investigating. But there is no doubt that the actual number of deaths in these centres is higher than that. Most of these cases are people from the Kurdish region in western Iran, and most of them were killed in the detention centres belonging to the Revolutionary Guard Corps. And the fact that we have found multiple unofficial prisons or, in other words, hidden detention centres all over Iran underlines the fact that there are certainly many more unsolved cases of detained and killed protes-ters. We discovered these unofficial detention centres after inter-viewing protesters who were held there. Through these interviews, for example, we identified a new hidden detention centre in the Kolahdouz district of Tehran, which no one knew existed before.>>
Read more of this horrifying article here:

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