Dismissed and arrested judge Hacer Gençoğlu was sentenced to 6 years 10 months 15 days in jail by Adana 2nd Assize Court for being member of armed terrorist organisation on 13 March 2018.

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

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

She denied accusations and requested her acquittal but court ruled conviction.