21 Dec '11, 6pm

Turkish police seized ' a broken umbrella' as evidence of protesters guilt @jsabral #Turkey

ANKARA (Reuters) - Twenty-two Turks charged with terrorism offences after being arrested at an anti-government protest have been freed on bail after six months in jail in a case that rights activists say highlights the government's growing intolerance towards dissent. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his pious, conservative AK party this year swung round from friendly ties with autocratic Arab leaders to strong support of popular Arab Spring protests and have held up Turkey as an example of "advanced democracy". But at home, right groups and opposition parties accuse the government, in power since 2002, of a gradual monopolisation of state institutions, including the police and judiciary, and using sweeping anti-terror and defamation laws to jail critics. Police arrested 28 people in June at an Ankara protest against the death of a retired teacher who suffered a heart att...

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