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Shariah police arrest youths in Indonesia

According to EPA, a number of women were arrested by Shariah police after they were caught not wearing veils or wearing jeans during a raid in Aceh today. Women appearing in public without a headscarf and wearing jeans trousers are regarded as violators of Islamic law in the Indonesian province.

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An Acehnese youth, right, listens to a Shariah policewoman in Banda Aceh, Indonesia on May 5.

Hotli Simanjuntak / EPA

Acehnese youths Anis, left and Nila sit on a pick-up truck after being arrested by Shariah police in Banda Aceh on May 5.

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