Alexei Navalni’s defense filed three lawsuits this Monday against the IK-2 prison in the Vladimir region, where the Russian opponent has been held for four months, and against the officers responsible for monitoring him.
The complaints were submitted to the Petushki court, 120 kilometers from Moscow, and they sought the prison’s refusal to accept “the books it bought” in addition to “the actions” of the officials who took him “into the Navalni preventive registers as at risk of fleeing “as well as the prior” censorship “of the publications to which he has access.
Just over a week ago, Navalni sentenced the penal colony, where he was sentenced to prison for not being able to access a copy of the Qur’an upon request, as well as another set of books and publications he took away after his arrest.
Despite the announcement of the defense of the Russian opponent, the Petushki court reported that it had no record of such claims, reports the Russian news agency Sputnik.
The opponent is one of the key symbols against Russian President Vladimir Putin. His popularity has increased due to the poisoning in August 2020 and the fact that after returning to Moscow in January he was jailed to serve a fraud sentence in 2014.
Navalni went on hunger strike for three weeks to protest the terms of his detention but decided to break the protest last week after doctors around him alerted that his life would be in danger if he kept the fast.