Dismissed and arrested prosecutor Cem Doğan was sentenced 6 years 9 months in jail by Samsun 2nd Assize Court for being member of armed terrorist organisation on 16 Feb 2018.

He joined hearing via video conferencing system (SEGBIS) from Giresun 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 (IP conflict) and asked his acquittal.

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