Exile 'traumatic' for Shah's son Alireza Pahlavi

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The younger son if the Shah of Iran, Alireza Pahlavi, was "extremely affected" by his family's exile, former Iranian minister Mahnaz Afkhami says.

Alireza Pahlavi killed himself in the US after a long battle with depression.

Ms Afkhami, who was minister for women's affairs during the Pahlavi era, told the BBC World Service that the fall of the Shah was a "traumatic experience" for Alireza, who was 13 years when his father fled the country in 1979.

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