Indonesian maid plans HK return to aid torture probe

January 16, 2014 - 12:43:58 pm
JAKARTA:  An Indonesian maid allegedly tortured in Hong Kong hopes to return to the city to help in the investigation against her employer, an official said yesterday, as more details of her alleged mistreatment emerged.

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, 22, was admitted to hospital in a critical condition in Sragen, on the main Indonesian island of Java, last week after returning home, claiming she had suffered months of abuse in Hong Kong.

The case has renewed concern about the treatment of domestic helpers in the former British colony following recent criticism by rights groups.

Her condition is now improving and medics hope her injuries will be healed in two weeks, Dita Indah Sari, spokeswoman for the Indonesian minister of manpower and transmigration, said.      AFP