Police gather a group of detained Indonesian punks at a police school in Aceh Besar in Aceh province, Indonesia. Sharia police are "morally rehabilitating" 64 young punks, saying the youths tarnish the province's staunch Islamic image.
After being arrested at a punk rock concert in the provincial capital Banda Aceh Saturday night, that was organized on the 11th of December 2011 in order to raise money for orphans, 59 male and 5 female punks forced to have their hair cut, bath in a lake, change clothes and pray.
The only reason for them to be victim of that totally arbitrary state repression was that they are punks. The police shaved their hair off and removed their piercings, their clothes were taken away from them, replaced by “decent” ones and they were forced to wash themselves in a “religious ritual”. Then they were brainwashed and “re-educated” for 10 days through “religious education” and “military discipline”.
Against this outrageous police action, solidarity actions and demonstration took place in Moscow, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, China and Malaysia.