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An overview about illegality of using bylock application as evidence in trials

This legal opinion addresses whether the Turkish State breached the rights granted by the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) of those arrested since the failed coup of July 2016. Moreover, it focuses on whether Turkey contravened international criminal law, particularly considering the use of the Bylock messenger application as a proof of membership to a terrorist organization (namely, FETÖ – the organization allegedly headed by the US-based imam Fethullah Gülen – which is considered to be the organizer of the 2016 failed coup).

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Supreme court rules on ByLock in line with justice minister’s remarks

The Supreme Court of Appeals’ Assembly of Criminal Chambers has ruled the ByLock smart phone application to be considered evidence of membership in a terrorist organization following Turkish Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül’s remarks on ByLock being strong evidence of terrorist organization membership.

According to the decision, ByLock will be considered evidence in and of itself for prosecution on charges of membership in the Gülen movement, accused by the government of mounting a botched coup attempt in July 2016.

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Scandal answer from the judge

Category : NEWS

When the  search for justice  was  continuing throughout  the  country, a  scandalous  answer from  a judge  revealed  the  seriousness  of the  situation.  The  President  of the  Court, “This  case  is  not important  for me!  This  ByLock  list  that  came  from  MIT  (natioanal  intelligence  agency  of  Turkey)  is important  for me,”  he  said.  The  letter sent  by Mustafa  Dursun, brother  of Uğur Dursun victim  of “bylock”  who was  trialed  on 15 June,  assistant  director of Kayseri  Regional  Directorate  of Forestry, to haksozhaber.net  exposes  the  unlawfulness  of the  victimization  chain  in court  phase  which is currently  increasing in  Turkey.  After the  custody and detention  process, which  is  a  complete tragedy,  it  reveals  what  kind  of legal  massacres  are  involved  in both the  indictments, the proceedings  and the  defenses.
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