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Indonesia military's virginity testing should be abolished, human rights group urges

Indonesia military's virginity testing should be abolished, human rights group urges Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population, last year admitted it conducted virginity tests on women trying to join the police or military even though the World Health Organization says the test has no scientific validity. "The Indonesian armed forces should recognize that harmful and humiliating 'virginity tests' on women recruits do nothing to strengthen national security," said Nisha Varia, HRW's women's rights advocacy director. A human rights group urged Indonesia to abolish ...
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Added May 19, 2015
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