MOSCOW, August 17 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal lodged by Alexey Navalny against dismissal of his lawsuit against a penal colony where he is serving sentence over labeling him as a convict prone to escape, the court’s press service told RAPSI. 

The Preobrazhensky District Court dismissed Navalny’s suit against the penal colony’s decision on June 25. The blogger sought to declare the decision illegal.

Earlier, the convict filed a similar lawsuit with a court in the Vladimir Region; but the move was also dismissed.

Navalny is serving sentence in a penal colony in Pokrov, a town in the Vladimir Region.

In February, a Moscow court ordered Navalny to be jailed for 3.5 years in the Ives Rocher embezzlement case. In early March, the ruling was upheld. The blogger is to serve about 2.5 years behind bars. He is serving sentence in the Vladimir Region.