Alexey Navalny filed a lawsuit against IK-3 in Vladimir – lawyers were forbidden to take laptops and phones to meetings with him

Politician Alexei Navalny has filed a lawsuit against the administration of colony No. 3 in Vladimir, where he has been  kept since mid-April, because his lawyers are not allowed to take laptops and telephones to meetings with him. This was reported to Novaya Gazeta by the politician’s lawyer Vadim Kobzev.

During the entire period of Navalny’s detention in IK-3, lawyers visited him almost every day and demanded permission to bring his phone and laptop. Every time we were refused. <…> Navalny asks to recognize the actions of the colony to ban technical means illegal.

Kobzev noted that, according to the decision of the Supreme Court of Russia, lawyers are allowed to carry phones and laptops into the colony.

The lawsuit was filed on May 12 to the Oktyabrskiy District Court of Vladimir, a case card was published on the court’s website . In the court itself, according to RIA Novosti, information about the claim is not commented on. “The lawsuit was filed yesterday … Until the judge accepts it for proceedings, there will be no comments,” said a spokesman for the court.

In April, the defense of Alexei Navalny  filed three administrative lawsuits against the administration of IK-2 in Pokrov, Vladimir Region, where the politician was serving time before being transferred to IK-3 in Vladimir. The first lawsuit is related to the fact that Navalny is not given out the books he brought with him, including the Koran, the second is that materials are cut out from the newspapers that the politician receives, and the third is that Navalny was registered as prone to I’ll run. Navalny filed a similar lawsuit against the Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial detention center.

In May, a group of deputies submitted to the State Duma a bill that prohibits lawyers and other lawyers from entering the colony with any “means of communication”, as well as photo and audio equipment. The authors of the initiative say that this measure will help to fight the transfer of phones to convicts.

(C)MEDUZA 2021

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