"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.
Judges have not yet accepted the materials for proceedings. The court will have to decide whether these issues are within its competence and, if so, whether the claims have been properly filed.
Navalny is now serving his term in prison over breaches of probation to his suspended sentence in the 2014 Yves Rocher fraud case.
Since the beginning of his term, he has been complaining about severe back and leg pain and demanded a medic of his own choice but was rejected. At the same time, he is refusing the treatment offered by the prison authorities.