Dismissed judge Fevziye Melis Kılıç and her husband, arrested prosecutor Mehmet Kılıç were sentenced to 6 years 3 months in jail by Erzurum 2nd Assize Court for being members of armed terror organisation on 1 March 2018.

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

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

He denied accusations and emphasized that there are lots of contradictions and disorders about ByLock reports and since he self-surrendered he should be released.

After convicting, court decided continuation of arrest for Mehmet Kılıç.