The judge panel who unsuccessfully ruled to release 21 journalists from have been suspended.
Judges İbrahim Lorasdağı, Barış Cömert and Necla Yeşilyurt Gülbiçim ruled on Friday for the release of 21 out of 29 journalists who were accused of membership in the Gülen movement, which has been designated as a terror organization by the Turkish government and accused of orchestrating a failed coup last summer.
The state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Monday that the three judges have been recently suspended by the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK).
Meanwhile, another 45 judges and prosecutors were dismissed on Monday.
HSYK has dismissed 4,272 judges and prosecutors over alleged links to the movement since the July 15 coup attempt while the number for suspended judicial personnel is unknown.
21 journalists in question were not released at all as a prosecutor objected to the release of 8 and as detention warrants were issued for the remaining 13 the same day.
The controversial rearrests came after a campaign run by some journalists including Ersoy Dede and İsmail Saymaz against the first decision. Also, pro-government journalist Cem Küçük called on Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ and HSYK to investigate and dismiss the judges and prosecutors who released the journalists.
The 29 journalists, most of whom have been in pre-trial detention for eight months and who appeared for their between March 27 and 30, are as follows: Abdullah Kılıç, Ahmet Memiş, Ali Akkuş, Atilla Taş, Bayram Kaya, Bülent Ceyhan, Bünyamin Köseli, Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu, Cihan Acar, Cuma Ulus, Davut Aydın, Emre Soncan, Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu, Habib Güler, Halil İbrahim Balta, Hanım Büşra Erdal, Hüseyin Aydın, Muhammed Sait Kuloğlu, Muhterem Tanık, Murat Aksoy, Mustafa Erkan Acar, Mutlu Çölgeçen, Oğuz Usluer, Said Sefa, Seyid Kılıç, Ufuk Şanlı, Ünal Tanık, Yakup Çetin and Yetkin Yıldız.