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.

  AZADI '2023 Jan

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....>
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31 - 25 Dec 2022
<In Iran, doctors come to the rescue of protesters....
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27 - 21 Dec 2022
<ICOIA: More than 650 students have been kidnapped in Iran in the past 100 days...
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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 get lost!!
So here is where the protests continue and I'll continue to inform you about it. That's my pledge.

BBC news
6 Jan 2023
By Raffi Berg
<<Iran protests: Death row reporter Mehdi Beik arrested
An Iranian journalist who interviewed families of protesters who had been sentenced to death has been arrested, his wife and Iranian media say. Mehdi Beik was detained on Thursday night, reformist newspaper Etemad, which Mr Beik works for, said. The reasons for his arrest are not known, but it comes amid an ongoing crackdown on anti-govern-ment protests. Iran has been rocked by months of protests since the death of an Iranian Kurdish woman in police custody. Protests erupted in September following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was detained by morality police for allegedly wearing her hijab, or headscarf, <improperly>. They quickly spread across the country, becoming the most serious challenge to the Islamic Republic since its inception in 1979. In a tweet on Friday, Mr Beik's wife, Zahra, said he had been <detained by agents of the Ministry of Information and his cell phone, laptop and belongings were seized>. Colleagues and journalists expressed shock and anger at his arrest, posting expressions of support on social media. Iran- based journalist Elham Nadaf tweeted: <They have killed journalism in this country and now they are mutilating its corpse!> >>
Read more here:

NCRI Womens committee Podcast
7 Jan 2023
<<Political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared, one of Iran's bravest women.
In her letter, she wrote about that night:

<Without giving me a chance to say goodbye to my loved ones, they took me to Evin prison to give some explanations and made the ridiculous promise that 'you will return to your children in the morning.'
As of December 29, 2022, thirteen years have passed since I was separated from my 4-year-old Sarah and my two 12-year-old daughters on that winter midnight.>. Since her arrest, Maryam has been under constant torture and pressure, including the denial of urgent medical treatment. <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 in her letter. <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.> Maryam Akbari Monfared is one of Iran's most resistant political prisoners.>>
Read her brave story here:

6 Jan 2023
<<Iran: Mahsa Yazdani missing since her arrest in November
Mahsa Yazdani, a skating instructor of the Islamic Republic of Iran Skating Federation (IRISF), has been missing since she was arrested in October, 2022.
News Center - The protests that sparked in Iran and Rojhilat following the killing of Jina Mahsa Amini by Iran's so-called <morality police> have continued for four months. Since the beginning of the protests, more than 500 people have been killed, tens of thousands of citizens have been taken into custody or arrested and two young people have been executed by the Iranian regime. Despite all the pressures, the people keep taking to the streets for freedom.
She has been missing for months
25-year-old Mahsa Yazdani, a skating instructor of the Islamic Repu-blic of Iran Skating Federation (IRISF), has been missing since she was arrested in Talesh on October 29, 2022 for participating in the recent protests in the country for freedom. Her family is very concerned about her life.>>

6 Jan 2023
<<Armita Abbasi and 14 detained protesters on hunger strike. Armita Abbasi and a group of protesters detained are on hunger strike in Fardis Prison (also known as Kachouii), in Karaj.
Armita Abbasi has been on a hunger strike since January 2, 2022, protesting her undecided status despite nearly three months of detention. Fourteen other detained protesters have also started their hunger strikes in support of Armita Abbasi to protest the lack of handling of their cases and medical care. The 14 hunger-striking protesters are Somayyeh Massoumi, Fatemeh Harbi, Ensieh Moussavi, Fatemeh Nazarinejad, Elham Modarresi, Fatemeh Mosleh Heydarzadeh, Niloufar Shakeri, Marzieh Qassemi, Shahrzad Derakhshan, Fatemeh Jamalpour, Hamideh Zeraii, Jasmine Haj Mirza Mohammadi, and Maedeh Sohrabi. The mother of Armita Abbasi wrote in a post, <The case of Armita Abbasi will be examined by the First Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Karaj on January 26, 2023. The family's lawyer has not received any answer and the court has not accepted him as the lawyer in Armita's case.> >>
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5 Jan 2023
<<Iran: At least 16 protesters tortured to death in custody
Newscenter - Tens of thousands of people have been taken into custody for participating in nationwide protests since the murder of Jina Mahsa Amini in Tehran by Iranian so-called <Morality police>. The Volunteer Committee to Follow-Up on the Situation of Detainees released a report on Wednesday, January 4. According to the report, at least 16 protesters have been tortured to death in custody since September. The report also included the following names of protesters who were tortured to death in custody: Ramin Fatehi, Yusuf Raisi, Mohammad Lotfolahi, Hamed Selahshor, Shadman Ahmadi, Shahryar Adeli, Ahmed Guderzi, Amirjavad Asadzadeh, Hayman Aman, Ismail. Dezwar, Omid Hosni, Mohammad Haji Rasoolpour, Iliad Rahmanipour, Milad Khoshkam, Saman Qadirpour and Mehdi Zare Ashkzari.>>

France 24
5 Jan 2023
Text by France 24
<<Iran shuts French institute in protest at Charlie Hebdo Khamenei cartoons. Iran announced Thursday the closure of a Tehran-based French research institute in protest against cartoons of the Islamic republic's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei published by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. <The ministry is ending the activities of the French Institute for Research in Iran as a first step,> the Iranian foreign ministry said in a statement, a day after Tehran had warned Paris of consequences.
Responding to Iran's diplomatic measures on Thursday, French Foreign Minster Catherine Colonna said Tehran should look at what is going on at home before criticising France, Foreign Minster
Speaking to LCI TV, Colonna said it was Iran that was pursuing bad policies through its violence against its population and detention of French nationals.>>
(FRANCE 24 with AFP and Reuters)
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Note by Gino d'Artali: My mother Gianna d'Artali (1931 - 1997) always said: <Old news does not excist because you can always learn from it> so I invite you to read a long story published in
Women's News
4 Dec 2022
<<A female member of Resistance Units tells of her daily struggle for freedom. The following article, written by Mina Lotfi, a female member of Resistance Units inside Iran, was published by the British Express. Day of the ayatollahs is over, quietly or with violence, they will be removed. ...
Read it here: 

Women's News
3 Jan 2023
<<Retired woman Soheila Ojaghi accused of leading Iran protests. Retired paramedic Soheila Ojaghi has been sentenced to 6 years in prison in the primary court and is currently incarcerated in Qarchak prison. Due to her age, she is accused of being the leader of the Iran protests. Soheila Ojaghi was born in 1967 in Gonbad Kavos and immigrated to Tehran with her family many years ago. She was arrested on November 15, 2022, in Tehran's Parand Square. She was held in temporary detention for only one day, then transferred to Qarchak prison along with more than 400 other detainees. The security services arrested Soheila Ojaghi as a <protest leader> and accused her of having a leadership role in protest rallies, even in prison. Soheila Ojaghi used to participate in protests in the Parand district. She was alone, and no one went with her. On November 15, she and other protesters were attacked and arrested by repressive forces in Parand Independence Square. Security forces were sensitive to her because her age differed from other protesters. During the interrogations, she was told that all the protesters were young, but she, a retired paramedic, was in the center of the protesters. The interrogators accused her of being the leader of that group, and they chased her with a drone. Soheila Ojaghi had not been in contact with anyone and only protested the country's economic situation and the inability of retirees like herself to make a living. Although Ms. Ojaghi emphasized that she had no connection with other participants in the rally, she is still under the charge of being a leader and has been kept in quarantine. She is neither in solitary confinement nor can she hope for freedom like other prisoners.>>
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3 Jan 2023
<<NCRI Women's Committee calls to support women imprisoned in Iran. Call for urgent action to save the lives of hungerstriking women in a Karaj Priso. A number of brave women and girls arrested during the Iranian people's nationwide uprising have started hunger strikes to protest their prolonged detention, harassment, horrible prison conditions, bogus charges leveled against them, and lack of attendance to their cases. Elham Modarresi, Armita Abbasi, and other women detained in a Karaj Prison were tortured and sexually assaulted by security forces before being transferred to the prison.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) and the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have put pressure on many families of detained protesters to keep quiet about their children's condition. They falsely promised the families to expedite their children's release if they remained silent. The Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran urges all women and youths to actively support the protesters detained during the uprising, especially women and girls. The NCRI Women's Committee draws the attention of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, and especially the UN Fact-finding Mission to condemn the clerical regi-me's treatment of female prisoners decisively. The NCRI Women's Committee calls for urgent action to save the lives of women on hunger strike in prison in Karaj.
National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) - Women's Committee>>

1 Jan 2023
In Women's News
<<Two years in jail for Sepideh Salarvand, an anthropologist, writer, and children's rights activist. The Judiciary of the mullahs' regime and its security institutions continue to file cases and issue prison sentences and inhumane punishments for the protestors of the Iran uprising. The Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced Sepideh Salarvand, an anthropologist, writer, and child rights activist, to two years of imprisonment, two years of ban on leaving the country, a ban on membership in social and political groups, and preparation of 80-page research on issues of love for the homeland and condemnation of treason. Branch 26 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court, headed by Judge Iman Afshari, issued the ruling and delivered it to Sepideh Salarvand. She has been sentenced to two years in prison on the charge of <assembly and collusion to commit a crime against national security.> Other cases are additional punishments.>>
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