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Indonesian Punk Fans Detained For Attending Concert


ACEH, Indonesia (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Indonesian authorities in the conservative Aceh region raided a punk concert and detained attendees, forcing them to shave their mohawks, take a group bath and brush their teeth.

According to a report by the Jakarta Globe, sixty-four punk rock fans spent 10 days at a re-education camp to help them to develop a focus on religion and mental and spiritual discipline.

Illiza Sa'aduddin Djamal, deputy Mayor of the conservative city Banda Aceh told the Indonesian press that punk music is a "social disease" that violates Islamic law and felt that if punk culture was allowed to take root in the city, it would be a financial burden to the city.

Aceh police spokesman Gustav Leo told the BBC that: "They (the punk music fans) will undergo a re-education so their morals will match those of other Acehnese people." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers