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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 and especially for the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' (translated the Zan, Zendagi, Azadi)  uprising in Iran and the struggles of our sisters in the Middle East.
This online magazine started December 2019 as a monthly and will now be published evey two weeks and concerning the 'Women, Life, Freedom' revolution in Iran every week. Thank you for your time and interest.
Gino d'Artali
indept investigative journalist
radical feminist and women's rights activist 
 

August 20, 2023
Preface to the new format of the 'Women's Arab Spring 1.2 Revolt' and the Iran 'Woman, Life, Freedom' movement
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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: September 17 - 1 -- August 31 - 18 -- August 15 - 1-- July 31 - 16 --July 15 -1--June 30 - 15--June 15-1--May 31 -16-- May 15-1--April--March--Feb--Jan  


Tribute to KIAN PIRFALA, 9 years old and victim of the Islamic Republic's Savagery 10 years ago.

And
For all topics below
that may hopefully interest you click on the image:

 

'THE NO-HIJABIS

Updated September 7, 2023

 

'BIOLOGICAL

TERROR ATTACKS
AGAINST SCHOOLGIRLS'
Updated September 6, 2023

'IRANIAN JOURNALISTS
UNDER SIEGE'

Updated September 7, 2023

'BLINDING

AS A WEAPON'
Updated July 18, 2023

'THE HANGING SPREE'

 Updated September 6, 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

Dear reader, from here on the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' pages menu will look a bit different and this to avoid too many pop-ups ,meaning the underlined period  in yellow tells you in what period you are and click on another underlinded period to go there. However, when needed a certain topic will be in yellow meaning it's a link to go that topic and will open in a new window. If you dissagree about any change feel more than free to let me know what you think at info@cryfreedom.net
This does not count for the  above topics which, when clicked on, will still appear in a pop-up window and for now the 'old' lay-out 'till I worked that all out. Thank you. Gino d'Artali
(Updates September 15, 2023)

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PART 1 OF THE REGIME'S ATTEMPT AND CRUELTY TO TRY AND CRUSH THE PROTESTS AND COMMEMORATION OF THE KILLING OF JINA MAHSA AMINI ALMOST A YEAR AGO

'JINA AMINI REVOLUTION'
Please go this page which is dedicated to the coming commeration of Jina Mahsa Amini, heinously murdered by a basij for apparently wearing her hijab wrongfully. Do participate:
http://www.cryfreedom.net/2022-2023-commemoration-of-Jina-Amini.htm

Please do read because I wrote some thoughts and reflection about the coming commemoration of the killing of the 22-year-old Jina Mahsa Amini


PART 2 OF THE REGIME'S ATTEMPT AND CRUELTY TO TRY AND CRUSH THE PROTESTS AND COMMEMORATION OF THE KILLING OF JINA MAHSA AMINI ALMOST A YEAR AGO
 

PART 3 : 14 - 13 SEPTEMBER 2023 OF THE REGIME'S ATTEMPT AND CRUELTY TO TRY AND CRUSH THE PROTESTS AND COMMEMORATION OF THE KILLING OF JINA MAHSA AMINI A YEAR AGO
 

WHO JINA AMINI REALLY WAS.
By Diako Alavi, a journalist from Saqqez and family friend of Mahsa Amini 
 

PART 4 : 15 - 14 SEPTEMBER 2023 OF THE REGIME'S ATTEMPT AND CRUELTY TO TRY AND CRUSH THE PROTESTS AND COMMEMORATION OF THE KILLING OF JINA MAHSA AMINI A YEAR AGO 

updates
Part 5: 16 - 14 - 11,September 2023
Part 6: 16 September 16, 2023

Part 7: 17 - 15 September, 2023
Updates:
Part 8: 18 - 17 September, 2023

 

Gino d'artali's opinion: We mourn AND fight!

September 8, 2023
<<Iran's Ongoing Literacy Crisis: Women and Girls Left Behind...
 

September 15 - 11, 2023
<<Iranian children's rights activist Samaneh Asghari arrested again..
and <<'The Iranian women's revolution is a renaissance that will soon reap its fruits'...
and <<Six Activists Arrested in Tabriz; Reason and Whereabouts Unknown...
and <<Top Iranian Officials Targeted in French Criminal Complaint...
and <<University Purge in Iran: Crisis in Higher Education...
and more news...

September 13 - 11, 2023
<<An Iranian Teacher's Ordeal in Karajís Ghezelhesar Prison...
and <<For the Incarcerated Parents...
and <<Troops Deployed across Iran's Saqqez ahead of Mahsa Anniversary...
and <<A year of revolt after the death of Jina Mahsa Amini...>>...
and <<Female prisoners call on Bahareh Hedayat to end her hunger strike...
and <<Şiraz Hamo: 'Jin, Jiyan, Azadi' uprising will achieve victory...
and so much more news...

 

September 11 - 8, 2023
<<Dozens of Environmental Activists Detained in Kurdistan Province...
and <<Karaj Inmate Describes <Horrific> Prison Conditions...
and <<Head of Saqqez Football Board Arrested...
and <<Jailed Iranian Activist Mohammadi Beaten in Prison Hospital...
and Ayda Rostami committed to the medical ethics oath until her death...
and <<Kurdish Political Prisoner Handed Capital Punishment...
and so much more news...
 

September 8 - 7, 2023
<<Two More Relatives of Iran Protest Victims Arrested...
and <<The <Black Hole> of Karaj: Inmate Describes Harrowing Prison Conditions...
and <<Massoumeh Yavari Detained In Limbo, Deprived of Her Basic Rights...
and <<Call for general strike in Rojhelat on September 16...
and more news
 


September 6 - 2, 2023
<<Dozens of Karaj Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Protest at Jail Conditions...
and <<More Academics Sacked in Iran ahead of Mahsa Anniversary...
and <<Iranian News Website Blocked amid Media Crackdown...
and <<Iranian Political Activist Ramezanzadeh Jailed with Dangerous Criminals...
and <<Baha'i Woman in Iran Handed 16-Year Prison Term...
and so much more news
 

Cruel regime stories not for the faint of heart:
September 1, 2023
<Evin Prison is a University and Iran is a Detention Center>....
and
August 30, 2023
<<Pedram Azarnoosh: A Slain and Immortal Giant of the Protests....
and
August 29, 2023
<<Yasaman Rezaei Babadi: Threatened with Rape if She Didnít Confess....
and
August 27, 2023
<<Maryam Akbari Monfared, A Brave Woman Standing Like a Mountain against All Odds....

 

September 1, 2023
<<Iran's Sunni Leader Blasts Raisi for Broken Promises...
and <<Revolutionary Guards Showcase Forced Confessions of <Royalist> Protesters....
and <<Human Rights Groups Call for UN Probe into Iran Prisoner's Death....
and <<Iranian Asylum Seeker Says Turkiye Deportations Accelerating....
and <<More Relatives of Slain Iran Protesters Arrested
more news coming up soon....


August 31, 2023
<<Commemorating the leading women of Ashraf slain on September 1, 2013....
and <<Dozens of Professors Dismissed in Two Years of Raisi's Rule....
and <<Swimmer Tackles 48.5km Manhattan Effort for Iranian Women and Protesters....
and <<Iranian Protester Who Faced Three Death Sentences Dies in Prison....
and <<More Arrests of Alleged <Terrorists> Ahead of Mahsa Amini Anniversary....
and <<Maryam Akbari Monfared sentenced to two years in prison....
and so much more news
and by clicking the date it also goes to other links and news of
the first 3 weeks of August 2023 and more
 

 

2-weekly opinion by Gino d'Artali:
Dedicated to the women-led revolution
September 1, 2023
 August 4 - July 15, 2023
July 15 - 1, 2023
June 30 - 15, 2023

June 15 - 9, 2023

 

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.

'THE JINA REVOLUTION'

Iranwire - September 15, 2023
<<Protesters Flood Zahedan Streets as Sunni Cleric Praises Iranian People's <Awakening>
Hundreds of anti-government protestors took to the streets of Zahedan on the eve of the first anniversary of Mahsa Amini's death in police custody, as the Sunni Friday prayer leader of the restive southeastern city hailed the <awakening> of the Iranian people. <Today, Iranians from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities and religious affiliations stand united> in their quest for fundamental changes in the country, Molavi Abdulhamid, Iran's most prominent Sunni cleric, said in his Friday sermon. The policies of the Islamic Republic <must undergo transformation,> and <people's satisfaction must be prioritized,> he also said. Local sources in Zahedan reported that the live broadcast of Molavi's speech was interrupted due to a disruption to internet connectivity in Sistan and Baluchistan province. Global internet monitoring organization NetBlocks confirmed the disruption, saying that it <continues the weekly pattern of regional internet shutdowns targeting anti-government protests.> After the sermon, protesters took to the streets to voice their grievances against the government and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, despite the deployment of many special forces and uniformed personnel.
<I will kill whoever killed my brother> and <Either death or freedom> were among the slogans chanted by the crowds.
Placards bore messages like <Khamenei, we will not forget Zahedan's killings> and <Baluch, stand up once for all, either martyrdom or freedom.>
Zahedan is the capital of Sistan and Baluchistan province, which is home to Iran's Sunni Baluch minority of up to 2 million people. The restive city has seen protest rallies almost every Friday since September 30 of last year, when security forces killed nearly 100 people in the deadliest incident in the widespread demonstrations sparked by the death in police custody of 22-year-old Amini. In his sermon, Molavi said that the people of Zahedan continue to demand accountability for those, <at every level and rank,> responsible for the tragedy. The cleric also addressed the intensifying crackdown on women who refuse to wear a headscarf in public, saying: <No one should be killed for being bare-headed or for not observing hijab.>
<No officer is legally permitted to engage in such actions. Protests occur worldwide, but nowhere do they result in the killing or blinding of protesters,> he added.>>
Read more here:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/120521-protesters-flood-zahedan-streets-as-sunni-cleric-praises-iranian-peoples-awakening/

Iranwire - September 15, 2023
<<Evin Prisoners Announce Hunger Strike in Solidarity with <Uprising>
Two university students jailed in Tehranís Evin prison have announced they would start a hunger strike on September 16, which will mark the first anniversary since Mahsa Amini's death in police custody. In a statement released on social media, Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi said that they were launching their hunger strike <in solidarity with the uprising of the people of Iran.> <An uprising is underway, an uprising for freedom, an uprising to dismantle any form of dictatorship, whether it wears a crown or a turban,> they said. Five other political and civil activists incarcerated in Evin prison - Mostafa Tajzadeh, Saeed Madani, Hossein Razzaq, Mehdi Mahmoudian and Mohammad Najafi - have announced their intention to join the hunger strike. Younesi and Moradi are both students in physics at Sharif University of Technology. At the 2017 National Astronomy Olympiad, they won the gold and silver medals, respectively. The two students have been held in Evin prison since their arrest in April 2020.>>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/prisoners/120522-evin-prisoners-announce-hunger-strike-in-solidarity-with-uprising/

Iranwire - September 15, 2023 - by MARYAM DEHKORDI
<<Iran's Streets Filled by Security Agents; Protesters' Graves under Siege
Tension is rising in cities and towns across Iran, as the nation prepares to mark the September 16 anniversary of Mahsa Amini's death in police custody. A group of Tehran residents who visited Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery on September 14 noticed a significant presence of security personnel.
<When we arrived at plot 211, where [protester] Hamidreza Rouhi is buried, we were struck by the large number of cars and police officers,> one of them told IranWire. <The scene was so overwhelming that we briefly speculated that an officer had died and his comrades were participating in a ceremony.> According to this eyewitness, more than 100 uniformed officers surrounded Rouhi's grave. <There were so many plainclothes officers that it was impossible to keep count,> the Tehran resident said. <They had brought two cars resembling mobile prison cells. We also witnessed the apprehension of some individuals.> <The atmosphere was tense, and we hesitated to leave our vehicle. My friend asked one of the officers why these women were being detained. In response, the officer sternly told us to leave, warning that we might face arrest if we stayed. No citizen is permitted to approach Hamidreza's grave.> <Plainclothes female officers were positioned around the area, and security agents were ubiquitous. It was prohibited to take pictures, and the only footage we managed to shoot was a brief video captured discreetly from the main streets during our lunch break.> <This footage revealed a notable presence of police vans and plainclothes female officers. Upon our return, we discovered that people were even prevented from visiting other graves, with individuals being forcibly removed from the resting places of their loved ones.> Another Tehran resident described the security situation at around noon on September 14, stating, <Today, while traveling from Rahahan Square to Shahrak Gharb, I noticed a fence in front of the 137th police station.> <Apparently the intention was to prevent crowds and conflicts by keeping people at a distance. Along Keshavarz Boulevard, they had placed barriers and blocked certain areas. It's somewhat amusing that, despite their substantial resources, power, weaponry and force, they appear so scared of unarmed citizens.> In recent days, armed special forces and police personnel have been patrolling the main streets of Tehran and the nearby city of Karaj. Milad Alavi, a reporter from Shargh newspaper, reported on September 13: <The presence of armed forces in Tehran and Karaj's main streets has noticeably increased, and their weaponry is openly visible.> <The speed of both landline and mobile internet has decreased significantly, with internet providers attributing the issue to external network problems. Using VPNs has become more challenging,> Alavi further said on X, formerly Twitter. Local sources reported that some streets in central Tehran have been closed and more surveillance cameras have been installed. Similar reports emerged from other cities, including Amini's hometown of Saqqez. According to information obtained by IranWire, the western Kurdish city is full of security personnel, while the Aichi cemetery, where the young woman is buried, is under heavy surveillance. Sources said that a substantial number of special forces have arrived in Saqqez in recent days and deployed in the city's main streets and squares.>>Read more here |on how the regime is preparing a war against the 'Jina revolution' (opinion Gino d'Artali):
https://iranwire.com/en/special-features/120514-irans-streets-filled-by-security-agents-protesters-graves-under-siege/

Read also:
<<Whatís Behind the Mounting Repression in Iran? Fear or Assertiveness?...>>
https://iranwire.com/en/features/120511-whats-behind-the-mounting-repression-in-iran-fear-or-assertiveness/

and
<<Media, Technology, and the Amini Protests: A Threat to Regime Security?...>>
https://iranwire.com/en/blogs/120512-media-technology-and-the-amini-protests-a-threat-to-regime-security/

JINHA - Womens News Agency - September 15, 2023
<<Music video for Jina and anniversary of 'Jin, Jiyan, Azadi' uprising
News Center- As the first anniversary of the <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi> uprising is approaching, events, commemorations and protests have been organized all around the world for Jina Mahsa Amini, who was killed by Iran's so-called <morality police> in Tehran on September 16, 2022. The Bestun Culture and Arts Committee, a committee based in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, has released a music video to mark the first anniversary of the killing Jina Mahsa Amini and the <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi (English: Women, Life, Freedom)> uprising. The committee has dedicated the music video to the <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi> uprising. In the video containing the footage of the protests in Iran and Rojhelat Kurdistan, the members of the committee sing the anthem <«erxa Şoreşe> in the Sorani dialect of Kurdish.
Source incl. video:
https://jinhaagency1.com/en/actual/music-video-for-jina-and-anniversary-of-jin-jiyan-azadi-uprising-33856?page=1

JINHA - Womens News Agency - September 15, 2023
<<Iranian children's rights activist Samaneh Asghari arrested again
News Center- Samaneh Asghari, a children's rights activist and an industrial engineering student at Kharazmi University, was arrested again on the evening of Thursday, September 14. According to the received reports, Iranian security forces raided her home last night. After the search at her home, Samaneh Asghari was arrested and immediately transferred to Evin prison. Samaneh Asghari was previously arrested on October 11, 2022 for supporting the <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi> uprising. On March 6, 2023, she was sentenced to 18 years and three months in prison by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran. As the first anniversary of the <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi> uprising is approaching, the Iranian government has arrested a large number of women activists and protesters.>>
Source:
https://jinhaagency1.com/en/actual/iranian-children-s-rights-activist-samaneh-asghari-arrested-again-33855?page=1

Iranwire - September 15, 2023
<<HRW Denounces Ramped-Up Repression in Iran
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Iranian authorities are trying to <impose a chokehold> on peaceful dissent to prevent public commemoration of Mahsa Amini's death in police custody a year ago through intimidation, arrests, prosecutions and trials of all those deemed critical of the Islamic Republic. Ahead of the September 16 anniversary of Amini's death, which sparked monthslong anti-establishment protests, the authorities targeted <activists, artists, dissidents, lawyers, academics, students, and family members of those who were killed> during the demonstrations, the New York-based human right watchdog said in a statement on September 15. More than 500 people were killed, including dozens of children, and over 22,000 others were unlawfully detained across the country in the state crackdown on the nationwide protests, activists say. Following unfair trials, the judiciary has handed down stiff sentences, including the death penalty, to protesters. Amini's death has become <the symbol of the government's systematic oppression of women, injustice and impunity,> Tara Sepehri Far, senior Iran researcher at HRW, said, adding that the authorities <can't erase the mounting frustration, louder calls for fundamental change, and the resistance and solidarity in Iranian society in the face of mounting repression.> HRW said it had compiled reports of outspoken family members of at least 36 people killed or executed during the protests who have been interrogated, arrested, prosecuted and/or sentenced to time in prison over the past month.The authorities have also targeted lawyers working for or supporting the rights of protesters or their families. Saleh Nikbakht, the lawyer who represents Amini's family, was charged with <propaganda against the state> over interviews he gave to domestic and foreign media. HRW said that at least 27 university instructors who were critical of government policies were <dismissed, suspended, forced to retire, or their contracts were not renewed since late July. The actual number is most likely higher, the group added. And according to the Volunteer Committee to Follow-Up on the Situation of Detainees, at least 161 university students have been subjected to disciplinary measures over the past year for their activism related to the protests. Among the artists who faced reprisals, arrests and prosecution, singer and composer Mehdi Yarahi was arrested last month after the release of a song in support of the protest movement. Toomaj Salehi, a popular rapper, was sentenced to six years and three months in prison on the charge of <corruption on Earth.> The authorities have also responded to the widespread defiance of the compulsory headscarf by <ramping up their efforts to impose the dress code on women, using a range of tactics, including legal summonses, new legislative initiatives, and increasing pressure on private business to impose hijab rules,> HRW said. Iranian lawmakers are currently reviewing a 70-article draft Hijab and Chastity Bill that envisions additional fines and dismissal from job and educational opportunities for those appearing in public without a head covering. HRW urged all delegations of UN member states meeting Iranian counterparts during the annual UN General Assembly leaders' week in New York (September 18-26) to <raise the plight of activists and put it at the center of their engagement.> <The international community was vocal in supporting the protest movement when people took to the streets in Iran last year,> Sepehri Far said. <But achieving the rights and equality the protesters demanded is the work of generations, not months. Those who spoke out should now focus on supporting activists, artists, academics, lawyers, students, families of those killed, members of civil society and all those paying a very steep price for their ongoing resistance to oppression.> >>
Source:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/120507-hrw-denounces-ramped-up-repression-in-iran/

Iranwire - September 14, 2023
<<Security Boosted around Amini Family's Home in Saqqez
Saqqez - Iranian armed forces have been heavily deployed around the home of Mahsa Amini's parents in the western Kurdish city of Saqqez amid increased measures to prevent new protests on the first anniversary of the young womanís death in police custody. In University Street, the main thoroughfare in the neighborhood where the Amini family lives, local residents reported that security forces are stationed every few meters. There is a heavy presence of special forces personnel on foot, motorcycles and in cars across Amini's hometown, and water cannons have been deployed in some areas. Military personnel are positioned on top of Tepeh Qawkh, a hill overlooking Saqqez, while local residents witnessed a surge in helicopter activity over the city.>>
Read more here:
https://iranwire.com/en/news/120483-security-boosted-around-amini-familys-home-in-saqqez/


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