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“Sir Alfred’s” Background

Mehran Karimi Nasseri was born in 1942 in Iran and grew up in fairly good conditions as his father was a doctor who worked for an oil company. Nasseri expressed that his mother was a nurse from Scotland working in a similar area to his dad.


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In 1973, at the age of 31, Mehran arrived in the United Kingdom to study a three-year course in Yugoslav studies at the University of Bradford.

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