Dismissed former chief prosecutor Mehmet Arzık was sentenced to 7 years 6 months in jail by Istanbul 28th Assize Court for being member of armed terrorist organisation on 27 Feb 2018.

Mehmet Arzık was arrested on 16 July 2016. In the course of tenth month of his imprisonment in Silivri prison, he lost 17 kg. Despite the fact that he was suffering from ulcerative colitis, had bleeding, he was denied from receiving any treatment and his requests for release to have a colonoscopy were rejected with robot-like trite statements. Although it was known that if he did not receive urgent treatment his situation would worsen, Arzık was left to die in prison. Due to the intense pressure on social media, he was released on 9 June 2017 and placed in a hospital.

He will be put in prison again to serve remaining sentence if appeal courts uphold the conviction.