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Opposition activist Jirair Sefilian arrested in Armenia

Opposition activist Jirair Sefilian arrested in Armenia

PanARMENIAN.Net - Leader of Founding Parliament opposition group Jirair Sefilian was arrested Monday, June 20, Armenia’s Investigative Committee said in a statement.

On May 20, two AK-74 rifles and 120 bullets were found in a car involved in an accident in central Yerevan, with the driver and the passenger taken to the police. In the framework of the criminal case opened to investigate the incident, the committee found out that Sefilian and a group of people planned to seize buildings and communication facilities, including the Yerevan TV tower. The group members had even planned to implement criminal actions following the 4-day war in Karabakh in early April, the committee said.

The two rifles discovered in the car belonged to the group.

The investigation is underway.

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