24 Jul 2019 18:41

Freeze of ex-president Kocharyan's assets illegal - Armenian court of appeal

YEREVAN. July 24 (Interfax) - The Armenian court of appeal has rejected a complaint filed by the Prosecutor General's Office against a lower-court ruling that the assets of ex-president Robert Kocharyan had been in violation of his rights.

Today's ruling was read out by Judge Arsen Nikogosyan.

Kocharyan told the court that documents proving that he owned the assets legally were seized from him.

"I need to pay the bills, the legal fees. It's doing me no honor, given my possibilities, to ask for help from relatives and friends. My rights have been violated for a year now," Kocharyan said.

In June, a court of law in Yerevan ruled that the assets freeze violated Kocharyan's rights.

The freeze had been imposed on all assets and incomes (except pension) of the former president.