A former judge at the Council of State, Turkey’s highest administrative court, was arrested in Ankara after a prison sentence was upheld, the Sözcü daily reported.
Photos showed former judge Mustafa Dinç in handcuffs with his head pushed down as he was detained by police officers on Wednesday, which attracted criticism as Dinç was not resisting the police officers.
Dinç was among the more than 4,500 judges and prosecutors who were expelled from their posts in the aftermath of a coup attempt in the country in July 2016 under the pretext of an anti-coup fight.
He stood trial on terrorism charges and was sentenced to seven years, six months on conviction of terrorist organization membership. The Supreme Court of Appeals recently upheld his sentence.
Dinç was sent to Sincan Prison in Ankara.