Jirair Sefilian

Armenian military commander and activist

Jirair Sefilian (Ժիրայր Սեֆիլյան; born 10 July 1967) is an Armenian military commander and political activist. He is one of the leaders of Armenian opposition and the head of Founding Parliament opposition group. Since April 8, 2015 he is under arrest and recognized as a political prisoner.

Jirair Sefilian


In 1990 Sefilian arrived in Armenia and participated in the Karabakh War. Sefilian became the commander of the Shushi special military commando, playing a significant role during the Battle of Shusha. Sefilian was awarded with the First Degree Order of the Combat Cross.

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