‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Stars Throw Support Behind Jailed Doctor Who Helped in Bin Laden Capture


“Zero Dark Thirty” actress Jessica Chastain has thrown her support behind the effort to free the jailed Pakistani doctor who was integral in helping the U.S. track down and kill Usama Bin Laden.

“[It ] breaks my heart he’s still in prison,” Chastain told Fox News on Sunday on the red carpet of the 85th annual Academy Awards, referring to Dr. Shakil Afridi.

Chastain played a C.I.A. agent who directed the operation to find Bin Laden, but told Fox news “there are hundreds of unsung heroes” in the successful operation and she didn’t think there was “one person who should be credited.”

Fellow actor Jason Clarke, who played an agent who used enhanced interrogation methods in the film, agreed with Chastain on the plight of Dr. Afridi, saying “it’s wrong that he’s being held.”



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