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Sharia Police (Indonesia)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 343
Country: Indonesia
Date formed: Jan. 1, 2001
Details of Formation: As part of the autonomy deal to stop the seccession war, Aceh was given the right to apply Sharia Law in full in Aceh. The all-male Sharia Police emerged, paid by the Aceh govt. and acting as a parrallel police force, is armed with canes which it uses to distribute 'justice'.
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination: still active
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type2
Government Link(s): sub-national government
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: domestic government
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: religious
Location: Aceh
Force Strength: [70, unknown]
Target(s): civilians
Purpose(s): intimidation of civilians
Other Information: to find and punish those drinking, gambling, engaging in carnal activities or dressing improperly. AKA Wilayatul Hisbah