Bijan Djir-Sarai was born in 1976 in Tehran/Iran. In 1987 Bijan Djir-Sarai came into the care of his uncle in Grevenbroich, without knowledge of the German language.
The father had previously studied in Germany and wanted to offer his son a better outlook on life than he had in Iran. Bijan Djir-Sarai attended grammar school and later joined the FDP.
In 2009 he succeeded in moving into the German Bundestag. One of his main topics is the human rights situation in the Middle East. In 2016, after the FDP (Free Democratic Party) had failed to make it into the Bundestag in the previous legislative period, he succeeded in rejoining the German parliament.
Bijan Djir-Sarai is foreign policy spokesman for the FDP parliamentary group in the Bundestag and chairman of the NRW regional group.
Ruhrbarone have asked Bijan Djir-Sarai ten questions about the BDS, the Middle East and the rather sad role of social democracy, once so proud, in Middle East politics.
And have received ten replies.