Arrested judge Hakan Oruç was sentenced to 8 years 9 months in prison over the pretext of terrorism charges on 25 May 2018. Furthermore, court ruled continuation of his detention during appeal process.
He was accused of supporting non-YBD candidates in 2014 Judicial Council Election, releasing police officers who were arrested upon Erdogan’s complaint, ruling interception of communications decision against intelligence agents who were investigated later dispatching weapons to Syria (MIT Trucks case).
Judge Oruç was not taken to court for last hearing but joined the hearing via video conference system from prison where he has been kept since July 2016 and made his last defence. He briefly denied all accusations and said he did only his job pursuant to law.