Azadeh Shafiq (1951 – 23 February 2011) was an Iranian royal and a member of the Pahlavi dynasty, being daughter of Ashraf Pahlavi. Following the Iranian revolution that toppled her uncle, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, she exiled in Paris and involved in opposition activities to the Islamic regime in Iran.
|Born||8 February 1951|
|Died||23 February 2011 (aged 60)|
|Spouse||Farshad Vahid (m. 1972; div. 1975)|
Early life and educationEdit
Shafiq was born in 1951. She was the daughter of Ashraf Pahlavi, twin sister of the Shah Mohammad Reza, and her second husband, Ahmad Shafiq, who was an Egyptian. She had a brother, Shahriar. Although her parents were divorced in 1960, her father did not return to Egypt and stayed in Tehran to raise his children.
Personal life and activitiesEdit
She began to live in Paris following the Iranian revolution. Later his brother joined her and they shared the Ashraf Pahlavi's residence near Rue Pergolese. They both acted as the Pahlavi family’s principal spokesmen. She participated in protests and opposition activities to the Islamic regime. She supported efforts to restore the monarchy in Iran and headed a monarchist group, Free Iran movement in Paris. In 1979 she began to publish a weekly magazine, Iran-e Azad, and it was disbanded in the 1980s. She served as a social and humanitarian worker with the Iranian community in Turkey from 1984 to 1991.
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