15 Dec 2011

Punk rockers shaved by police

11:19 am on 15 December 2011

Punk rockers in the Muslim province of Aceh in Indonesia have had their spiky mohawks forcibly shaved off by police who say they were "morally re-educating" them.

The group of more than 60 young people was rounded up during a concert and taken to a detention centre where they were stripped of their body piercings, dog-collar necklaces and chains and had their heads shaved.

They were then forced into a communal bath for what officials called "spiritual" cleansing.

Aceh is the only province in Indonesia which is allowed to implement Islamic law.