Dismissed and arrested judge Harun Güven was sentenced 6 years 10 months 15 days in jail by Gaziantep 8th Assize Court for being member of armed terrorist organisation on 16 March 2018.

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

He denied accusations and requested his acquittal.

After convicting and sentencing, court released him on condition that travel ban by considering his long detention period. He will be put in prison again if appeal courts uphold the conviction to serve remaining sentence.