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Russian Opposition Figure Navalny Files Three Lawsuits Against Prison

RYAZAN (Sputnik) – A district court in Russia’s Vladimir Region has received three lawsuits from opposition activist Alexey Navalny against the prison where he is serving his sentence, he complains about the withdrawal of books, censorship of newspapers, and recognition as a person prone to escape, the court told Sputnik on Monday.

“He asks to recognise as illegitimate the decision not to give him access to books that he purchased, to recognise as illegitimate the actions of the employees of IK-2 [penal colony] who put him on the preventive record as a person prone to escape, and also to recognise as illegitimate … the censorship of newspapers that Navalny receives, as some articles are cut out”, the court said.

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