Aung San Suu Kyi
Suu Kyi denied the allegation that she had accepted gold and hundreds of thousands of dollars given her as a bribe by a top political colleague.
She was found guilty of illegally importing and possessing walkie-talkies and violating coronavirus restrictions.
The sentencing was the first in a series of cases in which the 76-year-old Nobel laureate is being prosecuted since the army seized power on Feb. 1.
Suu Kyi’s prosecution poses the greatest challenge for the 75-year-old and her National League for Democracy party since February’s military coup.
Military and police in Myanmar killed dozens of people in the deadliest day since last month's coup.
The protests against the military takeover of Myanmar's government continued despite reports that security forces killed at least 18 people a day before.
Myanmar has been in chaos since the army seized power and detained elected government leader Aung San Suu Kyi earlier this month.
To date, three protesters have been fatally shot.
The death of Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing adds to the growing fury over the military's Feb. 1 overthrow of Aung San Suu Kyi's government.
The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees is concerned there may be vulnerable women and children among the group set for repatriation back to Myanmar.