Dismissed and arrested judge Şerafettin Akbaba was sentenced 7 years 6 months in jail by Adana 2nd Assize Court for being member of armed terrorist organisation on 19 Feb 2018.

He joined hearing via video conferencing system (SEGBIS) from Menemen 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.

He denied ByLock use by emphasizing it might be technical failure and asked his acquittal.

After convicting, court ruled for continuation of his detention.