Zeynep Şura, a 7-month-old girl when she was jailed along with her mother, was released from prison after the government pardoned the latter over her alleged ByLock use.

Under arrest for 475 days, Zeynep Şura was released along with her mother on Jan 17, GriHat online news portal said Saturday.

Turkish authorities believe ByLock is a communication tool among Gülenists, accused by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government of orchestrating a failed coup last year. The group denies involvement.

Tens of thousands of people, including civil servants, police officers, soldiers, businessmen and homemakers, have either been dismissed or arrested for using ByLock since a failed coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016.

The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office last month said that 11,480 GSM users were found to have been involuntarily directed to mobile phone application ByLock and that the legal status of the such mobile phone users would be re-evaluated.

At least four people have already committed suicide for being investigated over ByLock mobile app that they had never downloaded, human rights defender Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu reacted to the belated government pardon.

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