The 76-year-old Aung San Suu Kyi was found guilty on charges of inciting dissent and breaking Covid rules under a natural disasters law in Mayanmar. Ms Suu Kyi is facing 11 charges in total and she denied all of them.
She’s been under house arrest since February when the military launched a coup by toppling the government elected by her and detained the rest of the leaders.
However, it is not yet clear if Ms Suu Kyi will be placed in prison or be house arrested indefinitely.
The former President of Ms Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party ally, Win Myint was also jailed on Monday for four years under similar charges.
The charges slapped on Ms Suu Kyi include an array of charges with multiple counts of corruption & violating the official secrets act.
She hasn’t seen much lately apart from her brief court appearances.