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Aceh governor defends punk arrests

  • Nani Afrida

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, December 21 2011 | 07:42 am

PREMIUM Aceh Governor Irwandi Yusuf has defended the provincial sharia police’s decision to arrest 65 youths during a recent punk rock concert in Banda Aceh, following protests from local and overseas punk communities.

Irwandi said that the youths had been arrested because they had falsified documents in order to obtain a permit for the concert from the police and the Aceh branch of the Indonesia...