Alexei Navalny sends 'heart' messages to wife Yulia

A Russian court sentenced Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to three and a half years in jail on Tuesday (February 2) after ruling he had violated the terms of his parole, but said that his prison term would be shortened for time he had served earlier under house arrest.

Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critics, was arrested at the Russian border on Jan. 17 after returning from Germany where he had been recovering from being poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent.

Navalny's lawyer said the opposition politician would appeal against the ruling.