Indonesia: Sharia police arrested for gang rape

Call me unsurprised.  Probably the rape victim will be pronounced guilty for indecent conduct and non-observence of the dress code. I guess that makes the rapists the victims of her seduction.

Winston Churchill: “A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.”

DRESS VIOLATION: The Sharia police stop three veiled teenage girls at a beach in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, a city where Islamic religious codes of public behavior are strictly enforced. The girls’ crime: wearing tights. They were told to go home immediately and change into proper attire.

Hotli Simanjuntak , The Jakarta Post , Banda Aceh, Aceh

A serious blow to the credibility and morality of Sharia police in Aceh province, has occurred after several members were detained for an alleged gang rape in Langsa regency.

Police in the regency said Tuesday they had arrested two Sharia police officers, or Wilayatul Hisbah, for reportedly raping a female detainee at the Langsa Sharia Police Station.

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The Langsa Police are also hunting down another suspect who is currently on the run.

Langsa Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Yosi Muhammartha said the three suspects were accused of jointly raping a university student when she was held in a cell at the station.

The woman was gang-raped by the three Sharia policeman during her interrogation, he added.

Yosi said the issue began when Sharia police officers were conducting patrol on the night of Jan. 8, and found a couple on the side of the PTPN-1 Langsa ring road.

The police brought the pair to the Sharia police office in Langsa. The suspects then questioned the couple in relation to violating the 2003 Sharia Public Indecency Bylaw.