Gültekin Avcı, a former Turkish prosecutor and TV pundit who was released pending trial on Friday, was detained again on early on Saturday morning, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.
Avcı was initially detained on Sept. 18, 2015 as part of an investigation into a group of police officers and journalists who were accused of plotting a conspiracy against bureaucrats.
The court released him pending trial in June 2016; however, Avcı was arrested again in August of the same year for alleged membership in the faith-based Gülen movement, which is accused of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt.
Although the movement denies any involvement in the failed coup, the Turkish government has launched a crackdown targeting its followers.
Two different cases against Avcı, one for conspiracy and one for membership in a terrorist organization, were later merged by the court.