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 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









                                                                                                            CRYFREEDOM 2019/2020

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: July 15 -1--June 30 - 15--June 15-1--May 31 -16-- May 15-1--April--
For all topics below that may hopefully interest you click on the image:
all updates 16 June 2023












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

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.

Click here to go to July 2023..  ..

June 30 - 27, 2023
Khamenei's <Great Amnesty> Joke: <Pardoned> Journalists Are Prosecuted Again
<<Khamenei: Judiciary Should Deal with Dissent with <Consistency>

June 21 - 1, 2023
<<Journalist Fired for Interviewing Mahsa Amini's Father....
<<Atena Farghadani refused to accept bail - <I have not committed any crime>....
and more news about Atena Farghadani....


<<Group Calls for Release of Jailed Iranian Cartoonist...
and other news

June 5 - 1, 2023
<<Languishing in Prison for Being the Brother of a Journalist...
...<At least 54 Kurdish activists, 21 women activists, six reporters, six teachers and one college student are among the detained people, the report said.>>
and more news


May 30 - 27, 2023
<<The Sham Trials of Two Iranian Women Journalists....
<<Marzieh Mahmoudi, a journalist, fined for posting a critical tweet...
and other news

'Iranian journalists under siege'
Preface by Gino d'Artali

Click here for the May - April 2023 edition




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.

Jinha - Womens news agency - June 30, 3023
<<Detention period of Zhina Modares Gorji extended for one month
News Center- The detention period of Iranian journalist and women's rights activist Zhina Modares Gorji has been extended for one month although she has already spent more than 80 days in detention, according to human rights organizations in Iran. Zhina Modales Gorji was arrested in Sanandaj on April 10, 2023. On May 10, she was transferred to the general ward of the Juvenile Detention Centre of Sanandaj. Previously, the activist was arrested on September 21, 2022 during the anti-government street protests in Sanandaj. On 30 October 2022, she was released on a bail of one billion Iranian rials (nearly 2,000 USD).>>

Iranwire - June 29, 2023
<<Two Jailed Iranian Journalists Awarded Golden Pen of Freedom
Elahe Mohammadi and Niloofar Hamedi, two journalists jailed in Iran over their coverage of Mahsa Amini's death, have been awarded the World Association of News Publishers' 2023 Golden Pen of Freedom. The 22-year-old Amini died while in police custody in September last year after she had been detained for allegedly flouting the Islamic Republic's strict headscarf rules. Her death sparked months of nationwide protests against Iran's clerical establishment. The security forces cracked down hard on the women-led protest movement, killing more than 520 people during demonstrations and unlawfully detaining over 20,000 others, including dozens of journalists, activists say. Following biased trials, the judiciary has handed down stiff sentences, including the death penalty, to protesters. Martha Ramos, president of the World Editors Forum, announced the 2023 Golden Pen of Freedom award on June 28, during the 2023 World News Media Congress in Taipei, Taiwan, saying it recognizes the bravery and determination <of two courageous young women whose journalism kept sight of truth as the Iranian regime attempted to rewrite history.> <What both women were doing is precisely their job as journalists,> Ramos said. <The Iranian people will not remain in a state of denial or servitude to tyrants, totalitarians and those who deny basic human dignity.> The Golden Pen of Freedom recognizes individuals or organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to the defense and promotion of press freedom. Mohammadi and Hamedi went on trial last month on charges including collaborating with the <hostile> government of the United States, colluding to commit crimes against national security, and engaging in propaganda activities against the regime. The charges could carry the death penalty. Human rights groups and media freedom watchdogs have condemned the arrest and prosecution of Mohammadi and Hamedi, as well as the Islamic Republic's ongoing clampdown on dissent and the media.>>

Iranwire - June 28, 2023 - by SINA GHANBARPOUR
Khamenei's <Great Amnesty> Joke: <Pardoned> Journalists Are Prosecuted Again
On February 4, the Islamic Republic's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei issued a “great amnesty” and agreed with a request by the head of the judiciary to pardon <tens of thousands> of prisoners, including some arrested in nationwide protests sparked by the September 2022 death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of morality police. At the time, this amnesty was described by human rights activists as a public relation <stunt> and an attempt to <whitewash> thousands of illegal arrests. Since then, journalists who were released under the <great amnesty> have been summoned to serve sentences they had received before the announcement of the amnesty or to stand trial in connection with the nationwide protests
<Naively, we believed that on the eve of the Judiciary Week we could hope that justice would be done for those who were pardoned, but their pardon was not carried out,> Ali Mojtahedzadeh, a lawyer representing journalists and political activists, recently tweeted. <But events such as the summoning of Ruhollah Nakhaei to serve his sentence and the new case against Zahra Tohidi shows that we are dealing with something completely different.> Of course, the judiciary's offensive against journalists is not limited to Nakhaei and Tohidi. In May, Nasim Soltan Beigi was summoned to Branch 4 of Evin Courthouse in tehran. It was also reported on June 20 that Saeedeh Shafiei, a journalist arrested during the widespread protests, had been summoned to Branch 26 of Tehran's Revolutionary Court. Earlier, on June 19, journalist Mehrnoosh Zarei Hanzaki was summoned to Branch 26 of Tehran Revolutionary Court to stand trial on charges of <propaganda against the regime> and <illegal gathering and collusion.> She had been arrested on January 22, before the <great amnesty,> and despite the fact that the judiciary has not stopped summoning and charging journalists, it was hoped that judiciary and security officials would at least show some consideration for Khamenei's pardon.
No Amnesty for Journalists
By analyzing the <great amnesty> from different angles since it was announced in February, various jurists have concluded that it was more a political stunt than an actual roadmap for the judiciary. Nakhaei's case illustrates this point well. He was arrested on September 22, six days after Amini's death, was sent to Great Tehran Penitentiary and was released on bail after spending 117 days behind bars. Thirty-two days after his release, his lawyer Khalil Saeedi tweeted: <Although Mr. Ruhollah Nakhaei has been charged with illegal gathering and collusion and propaganda against the regime, there can be no doubt that he qualifies for the amnesty. However, it was announced today that his trial would be held tomorrow.> Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court sentenced Nakhaei to two years and seven months prison on charges of <propaganda against the regime> and <illegal gathering and collusion.> The sentence was upheld by the appeals court.
A Political Ruse
Earlier this year, when many detainees who should have been released under Khamenei's amnesty remained in jail, many political analysts called the amnesty a ruse aimed at reducing the intensity of the months-long protest movement. Other analysts described the amnesty as an attempt to reduce the number of prisoners and the financial pressure on the government. Whatever the intent behind the amnesty, jurists emphasized one point: the <great amnesty> contravened the judicial process. Under the constitution of the Islamic Republic, the supreme leader has the authority to issue pardons at the recommendation of the judiciary, but only defendants who have received a final verdict can be pardoned, not those accused of committing a crime. Some believe that the amnesty was meant to reduce the pressure of foreign media on the Islamic Republic over the arrests of tens of thousands of protesters and the killing of hundreds of them. Lawyer and human rights activist Ghasem Boedi tells IranWire that the <great amnesty> should have resulted in the release of those convicted, <but the Islamic Republic launched a propaganda campaign, without talking about the details, to pretend that it would apply to all detainees who were arrested during to protest.>
<The Supreme Leader's great amnesty came after a fact-finding mission was launched [by the UN Human Rights Council] to investigate human rights violations by the Islamic Republic, and the government wanted to find a way to ease the pressure by the international community,> Boedi says. <As a result of declaring this amnesty, they confessed that they arrested between 80 to 90 thousand people, and the judiciary chief himself announced that 90,000 would qualify for the amnesty> >>
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Iranwire - June 27, 2023
<<Khamenei: Judiciary Should Deal with Dissent with <Consistency>
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has urged the Iranian judiciary to have a <systematic approach> toward individuals who are using both virtual and physical spaces to <disturb people's mental security and create fear.> Addressing a group of judiciary employees on June 27, he called on the judiciary to deal with such individuals with <careful planning, discipline and consistency.> The leader of the Islamic Republic also lamented that <media and advertisements are not effectively utilized to showcase and inform the public about the extensive work> carried out by the judiciary. Khamenei's remarks come amid a fierce clampdown on dissent and the media in the country. Security forces have arrested users of the Clubhouse virtual network, while the authorities have summoned media activists and journalists to appear before revolutionary courts. Iranian media outlets have also warned against increased government censorship of domestically produced TV series.>>
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