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Aceh is known as the most Islamist part of Indonesia.

Miami Herald:

Indonesian security forces have retaken control of a prison in the country’s west following a riot on Thursday, an official said.

The riot began when three inmates refused to be transferred to another prison, said Edy Hardoyo, the head of Aceh province correctional office. Other inmates joined in the protest before it turned violent.

He said the three inmates who started the riot were angry that they will be transferred to a prison in neighboring province of North Sumatra, far from their families.


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16.8° N
72.8° E
117.8° E
5.7° S


Banda Aceh, Aceh Province, Indonesia

Indonesia (ID) is estimated to have a population of 260.6 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.3% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 17.4 million.