The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Police ‘Virgin Tests’ Under Fire in Indonesia

    Nobody wants a job this badly. Female police recruits in the 250-million strong Asian country are subjected to a “two-finger test” to see whether their hymens are intact. Some officials deny it happens, but interviews with female officers suggest the painful test — reportedly aimed at ensuring applicants don’t have sexually transmitted diseases — is still in use. The test is even listed as a requirement on the police recruitment website, despite the fact that Indonesia has signed international conventions classifying it as a human rights violation.

    NPR, The Guardian

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