Nazanin Boniadi, Paul Haggis and Trudie Styler

Nazanin Boniadi, Paul Haggis and Trudie Styler

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Iranian-born actress Nazanin Boniadi, Academy award-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis, and human rights activist Trudie Styler in a rally outside the Iranian mission to the United Nations this morning. Haggis and others delivered petitions demanding the release of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, sentenced to 6 years in prison for making "anti-government films."