Turkey: 5 Judiciary Members Expelled Over ByLock Use Reinstated To Posts By HSYK

March 31, 2017

Five judiciary members, who were expelled from their posts due to their use of a smart phone application known as ByLock by the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), have been reinstated to their posts by the HSYK, according to a story in the Hürriyet daily on Friday.

ByLock is considered by the Turkish authorities to be the top communication tool among alleged followers of the faith-based Gülen movement, which is accused by the government of masterminding a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016.

The HSYK decided to reinstate the five judges and prosecutors after conducting an investigation against them, which revealed that some of these judges and prosecutors had their ADSL passwords stolen while some of them shared their passwords with others.

The HSYK also reportedly took into consideration of the social surroundings of the judges and prosecutors while making its decision to reinstate them.

In the meantime, requests by one judge and one prosecutor to be reinstated to their posts have been rejected by the HSYK.





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