Nazanin Boniadi Joins the Campaign’s Board of Directors
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran is pleased to welcome Nazanin Boniadi to its board of directors.
Ms. Boniadi is a distinguished Iranian-born actress who is also an accomplished human rights activist. She served as a spokesperson for Amnesty International (AIUSA) from 2009 until 2015 and continues to partner with them as an Artist of Conscience.
“We are very excited to have Nazanin on our board. She is a passionate and eloquent human rights campaigner whose public advocacy will contribute greatly to advancing our mission,” said Hadi Ghaemi, the Campaign’s executive director.
Ms. Boniadi worked with AIUSA at a grassroots level and appeared on international TV and radio programs to campaign for the rights of disenfranchised populations across the world.
“I am thrilled and honored to join the Campaign’s board of directors. I look forward to supporting their incredible work in protecting and defending human rights and dignity for the people of Iran,” said Ms. Boniadi.
In particular, Ms. Boniadi has been very involved in bringing attention to the unjust treatment of Iranian youth and women, and to the prosecution of prisoners of conscience. She has met with political leaders, collaborated with prominent human rights defenders, and endorsed human rights petitions to the United Nations. Ms. Boniadi has also advocated for women’s rights on a global scale.
Ms. Boniadi helped launch The Neda Project in 2010, a collaborative effort between Amnesty International and indie rock band The Airborne Toxic Event, commemorating the first anniversary of the murder of Neda Agha-Soltan in the streets of Tehran in the aftermath of the disputed 2009 presidential election. She encouraged people across the world to show their solidarity with the people of Iran.
Ms. Boniadi is best known for her portrayal of Fara Sherazi in the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning series “Homeland.” She will next appear as the female lead in the 2016 MGM/Paramount remake of Ben-Hur.