Dismissed and arrested judge Erdal Kılıç was sentenced 8 years 9 months in jail by Gaziantep 8th Assize Court for being member of armed terrorist organisation on 27 Feb 2018.

He joined hearing via video conferencing system (SEGBIS) from Kahramanmaraş prison where he has been kept in since July 2016.

He was accused of using ByLock secure mobile messaging application which was publicly available on Google and Apple Stores, being member of YARSAV.

He denied accusations and asked his acquittal.

After convicting, court ruled for continuation of his detention.