'The Rings of Power' star Nazanin Boniadi urges international community to raise awareness about women protesting in Iran

'The Rings of Power' star Nazanin Boniadi urges international community to raise awareness about women protesting in Iran
Nazanin Boniadi (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ star Nazanin Boniadi took everyone by storm with her fiery portrayal of Bronwyn in the initial episodes and continues to impress viewers with her impeccable acting skills as the show progresses. Apart from being a force to be reckoned with on the Amazon show, Boniadi is also making sure that she uses her fame and stature to do something good for society. The whole world is seeing how brave Iranian women are protesting against their country’s government after a 22-year-old woman named Mahsa Amini died in police custody on Friday, September 16th.

Amini’s death resulted in a series of large-scale protests across the country and garnered a lot of attention from the international media. It was reported that Amini was arrested on September 16 for not wearing her hijab properly. The authorities said that Amini died because of a heart attack, but her family didn’t have any heart problems. They believed that their daughter died because of police brutality.

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Mahsa Amini, 22, is battling for her life after taken in custody for ‘explanation and instruction’ about the dress rules in Iran. (@1500tasvir/Twitter)
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Actor and human rights advocate Nazanin Boniadi is one of the few celebrities who are leaving no stone unturned to make people realize how a revolution is taking place on the streets of Iran. The actor has been tweeting a lot in support of the protestors and is also doing her best to let everyone know about the misconceptions about several things like women’s rights and other cultural traditions that bring women down.

In a new video shared by the actor, she thanked the international community for supporting Iranian women, but also made it clear that everyone needs to do a lot more to help the people living in Iran. The video sees Boniadi sharing four steps on how to extend support. She said, “Step 1: Contact your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and urge them to make an international investigative mechanism and demand that your officials speak on human rights violations inside Iran because there are no domestic avenues for accountability inside the country.”

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Boniadi also mentioned that people should stage protests in front of Iranian embassies in their respective countries so that the government of Iran realizes that “human rights violations will not go unpunished by the international communities”. She also urged people to share important information from the protests on social media so that the world gets to know what’s happening.

The ‘Homeland’ star also shared the links for several authentic Iran-focused human rights organizations.

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Protesters, mainly expatriate Iranians and including a lesbian couple holding hands, gather to demonstrate against the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran on September 23, 2022 in Berlin, Germany. Amini, 22, was arrested by Iranian authorities in Tehran on September 13 for not wearing her headscarf properly and died three days afterwards, apparently due to a severe head injury. Her death has sparked demonstrations across Iran nationwide that have spiralled into violence and left dozens of protesters dead.
Protesters, mainly expatriate Iranians and including a lesbian couple holding hands, gather to demonstrate against the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran on September 23, 2022, in Berlin, Germany. Amini, 22, was arrested by Iranian authorities in Tehran on September 13 for not wearing her headscarf properly and died three days afterwards, apparently due to a severe head injury. Her death has sparked demonstrations across Iran nationwide that have spiralled into violence and left dozens of protesters dead (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Boniadi has always been vocal against the frequent human rights violations in Iran and served as a member of the Center for Human Rights in Iran. Born in Iran and raised in London, Boniadi was also appointed as an ambassador for Amnesty International UK, with a focus on women and Iran.

In the past few weeks, the actor has been sharing a lot of pictures and videos of protestors taking to the streets of Iran, letting the government know that enough is enough. Men and women of Iran are coming together to hold protests against the government.

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BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 23: A female protester cuts her hair with scissors as an act of solidarity with women in Iran while holding photographs of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration against the death Amini on September 23, 2022 in Berlin, Germany. Amini, 22, was arrested by Iranian authorities in Tehran on September 13 for not wearing her headscarf properly and died three days afterwards, apparently due to a severe head injury. Her death has sparked demonstrations across Iran nationwide that have spiralled into violence and left dozens of protesters dead. 
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BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 23: A female protester cuts her hair with scissors as an act of solidarity with women in Iran while holding photographs of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration against the death Amini on September 23, 2022, in Berlin, Germany. Amini, 22, was arrested by Iranian authorities in Tehran on September 13 for not wearing her headscarf properly and died three days afterwards, apparently due to a severe head injury. Her death has sparked demonstrations across Iran nationwide that have spiralled into violence and left dozens of protesters dead (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Apart from Boniadi, celebrities such as Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Kourtney Kardashian, Lili Reinhart, Lily James, Golshifteh Farahani, Mark Ruffalo, Sophie Turner, Khaby Lame, Leah Ramini, JK Rowling, and others have also come forward in support of Iran Protests.

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