25 Jan 2018
5 judges and prosecutors were sentenced to long term in jail by Samsun 2nd Assize Court for allegedly being members of armed terrorist organisation due to ByLock secure mobile application which was available on Google and Apple Stores.
Arrested judges and prosecutors’ trials were separately held in and they joined the hearings via video conferencing system from prisons where they are kept in since July 2016.
They demanded their acquittal and release by denying all accusations.
Court convicted and sentenced Ömer Şengül to 6 years 9 months, Murat Doğan to 7 years 9 months 4 days, Yener Yavuz to 7 years 5 months 3 days, Emrah Urfalı to 8 years 1 month 6 days, Hasan Erkoç to 7 years 1 month 1 day in prison.
Court decided to continuation of arrest for Murat Doğan, Yener Yavuz, Emrah Urfalı, Hasan Erkoç, while releasing Ömer Şengül by considering the amount of the punishment.