A woman convicted in a flag burning during a disorderly rally last summer has been sentenced to a year in prison, and the "revolutionary communist" will not be eligible for probation.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Patricia Cleary sentenced Cheryl Lessin Friday on a conviction of inciting to violence in the flag-burning incident Aug. 10 at Cleveland's Public Square.Some of Lessin's supporters and fellow members of the Revolutionary Communist Party sat in the courtroom during the sentencing, gagged with pieces of a torn flag.

Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Robert Coury said the issue was not about flag burning, but about the safety of others at the rally last summer - eight days after Iraq invaded Kuwait.

"If she (Lessin) wants to laugh at the system, which she did during the trial, at the presentence report and now, let her laugh in Marysville (prison)," he said.