Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Another victim of Iran's Theocratic Republic:
H.I.H. Prince Alireza Pahlavi

This news from the website of His Imperial Majesty Shahanshah Reza II of Iran shocked Monarchists worldwide:

It is with immense grief that we would like to inform our compatriots of the passing of Prince Alireza Pahlavi.

Like millions of young Iranians, he too was deeply disturbed by all the ills fallen upon his beloved homeland, as well as carrying the burden of losing a father and a sister in his young life.

Although he struggled for years to overcome his sorrow, he finally succumbed, and during the night of the 4th of January 2011, in his Boston residence, took his own life, plunging his family and friends into great sorrow.

Once again, we are joined with mothers, father and relatives of so many victims of these dark times for our country.

Born in Tehran on 28th July 1966, His Imperial Highness Prince Alireza attended schools in Iran before traveling to the United States in 1979 during the Iranian revolution. He obtained a B.A. from Princeton University in 1984 and a masters degree from Columbia University in 1992 and attended Harvard University in pursuit of a Ph. D. in Ancient Iranian Studies.

In June 2001, the Prince's sister, Her Imperial Highness Princess Leila Pahlavi, also committed suicide.

Her Imperial Highness Princess Leila's tomb in Paris.

While committing suicide is a very personal decision it can be assumed that the constant exile from their homeland Iran and being under death threats from the Iranian terror regime, which has killed so many exiled Iranians, may have been too much to bear for the two members of the Imperial Family.


His Imperial Majesty at a press conference announcing His brother's death.

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