Dismissed woman judge Sema Alkan was sentenced to 8 years and 9 months in jail by Gaziantep 10th Assize Court for being member of armed terror organisation on 25 Jan 2018

She was accused of using ByLock secure mobile application which was available on Google and Apple Stores and staying in the same home with some friends who were allegedly Gulenists during universty and judgeship examination period.

She denied accusation, asked her acquittal and release by emphasizing ByLock evidence is illegal/incredible and others were inoperative.

After convicting, court ruled to continuation of her arrest.