Shahram Pahlavi Nia's Private Seychelles Island Sold to French Business Tycoon triggers controversy
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17-Jul-2010 (6 comments)

Le site internet du Conseil national du tourisme seychellois indique que D’Arros fait partie du groupe des Amirantes, située à 255 kilomètres au Sud-Ouest de la capitale, Mahé. Selon ce site officiel, l’îlot a été racheté par le prince iranien Shahram Pahlavi-nia en 1975, avant d’être cédé en 1998 «à un nouveau propriétaire privé», qui n’est pas nommé.

Libération indique avoir consulté des documents selon lesquels Liliane Bettencourt a racheté cette île à la famille du shah d’Iran «au terme de contrats signés le 16 février 1999».

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Darius Kadivar

Right !

by Darius Kadivar on

Thanks, I learned something today thanks to you !

Have a Nice Weekend !

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comrade

You are quite welcome, DK.

by comrade on

 

The story behind Nia, loosely goes like this. The word Nia, somewhat , means family or descendant of a family and can be used as a suffix.

The Shah allowed the cousins of his children to have "Pahlavi" as their surname, only if the line of distinction was prominently visible, so to speak. 

visit....http://www.tudehpartyiran.org/mardom.asp


Darius Kadivar

Corrected !

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Thanks again !


Darius Kadivar

Thanks Comrad for the feedback / Correction

by Darius Kadivar on

You are Quite Right, the article made a mistake which I reproduced.

Not quite Sure why he is called Nia ? Is that a title or an Adopted name ?  

Wikipedia Source says Princess Ashraf had 5 children to Ali Qavam : Shahram Pahlavi-Nia, Ahmad Shafiq, Shahriar Shafiq, Azadeh Shafiq et Mehdi Bushehri.

I Just remembered Princess Ashraf's  two children Shahriar and daughter Azadeh. I Couldn't find any reliable online source for their biography.

I did mention the Island purchase / Sell though ;0)

 


comrade

Son

by comrade on

Shahram is not Shahriar's son, but his brother. He bought the island in 1975, and sold it in 1998. 

visit....http://www.tudehpartyiran.org/mardom.asp


Darius Kadivar

Pahlavi Island Purchased by Bettencourt Triggers Controversy ...

by Darius Kadivar on

The Bettencourt Scandal is not particularly related to this Very Legal purchase Nor is the Pahlavi Family in anyway accused of illegal transactions but French L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt is being investigated for Tax Evasion amidst the fact that the government of French President Nicholas Sarkozy is at crossroads in public opinion due to the implication of it's  Labour Minister Eric Woerth, who is accused of accepting illegal donations:

Sarkozy dismisses 'shameful' Bettencourt donation claim (bbc)

Report backs French minister Woerth on tax claims (bbc)

About Shahram Pahlavi Nia:

Shahram Pahlavi Nia is the Grandson of Princess Ashraf, and Brother of Shahriar Shafig who was assassinated by the IRI shortly after the Revolution:

ROYAL MARTYR: Prince Shahriar Shafiq Remembered

Here is the Island in question purchased in 1975 and sold to the Bettencourt in 1998:

http://www.seychelles.com/en/about_seychelles/island.php?rc=1&aid=53