Dismissed judge Kasım Davas, former member of Council of State (Supreme Administrative Court), was sentenced to 8 years 9 months in prison over the pretext of terrorism charges on 17 June 2019. He was conditionally released pending trial until the end of appeal process.

In March 2021 the unlawful verdict was baselessly upheld by Court of Cassation (Supreme Appeal Court) and former judge Kasım Davas has been rearrested for execution of the 8 years 9 months prison sentence. Police humiliated him by pushing his head down and handcuffing his hands.

Although Davas was waiting at his home, false reports were made by the media controlled by Erdoğan that he had escaped and was hiding.