Kayseri-based public accountant, identified as M.Y., was given 8 years and 9 months  jail sentence during his final court hearing, media said Thursday.

In pre-trial detention for 22 months, M.Y. was convicted of membership to the Gulen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15, 2016 failed coup. Gulenists deny involvement in the failed attempt.

Evidence against M.Y. include his previous business as a distributor of textbooks, published by Kaynak Holding and its affiliates that were seized over Gulen links recently.

M.Y. had been first detained when he had come back to Turkey from abroad on July 6, 2017.

More than 150,000 people have passed through custody while 80,000 were remanded in pre-trial detention since the summer of 2016. Meanwhile, over 150,000 have lost their jobs since then.