Indonesian punks jailed
Indonesian punks jailed

support the Indonesian punks

Police in Indonesia’s most conservative state, Aceh, have arrested 65 punks after a concert.

The punks were detained and had their heads shaved losing their mohicans because of their perceived threat to Islamic values. On one level it shows the international reach of punk and there is a huge punk scene in Indonesia- we have been in touch with lots of punks over there, it also shows the sad lack of tolerance in the modern world.

The teenage punks were also stripped of dog-collar necklaces and chains and then thrown in pools of water for “spiritual” cleansing,

For months local punks have complained about police oppression but this has been the most overt display of aggression by the authorities in a place where adultery is punishable by stoning to death and gay people have been thrown in jail or lashed in public with rattan canes.

At the punk gig attended by 100 people baton wielding cops trashed the gig chasing punks who had travelled from all over Indonesia to be there

We have several Indonesian punk fans who follow us on Facebook- can you please email us and tell us what you think of the situation out there.

Indonesian punks jailed
Indonesian punks jailed

8 COMMENTS

  1. Is there anything happening to support Indonesian punx? Raising awareness, benefit gig or petition?
    Why is it that today’s youth are persecuted for not conforming? Indonesia, uk, punx or others just looking for something more substantial and trustworthy than accepting the byproducts of the current ruling classes?
    Things need to change….

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