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  • Dec 18, 2014
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Erwiana Sulistyaningsih

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih is an Indonesian domestic worker who, in January 2014, accused her Hong Kong employer of subjecting her to six months of physical abuse. Erwiana, 23, underwent treatment at the Amal Sehat Islamic Hospital in Sragen, Indonesia, after boarding a flight from the SAR. Photographs of Erwiana's injuries quickly spread through social media and led to a demonstration of thousands of people through Hong Kong's Central district. Police arrested her employer on January 20, 2014, as she tried to board a flight to Thailand.

Indonesian helper Erwiana tells court she was forced to hide injuries to feet

Erwiana said that her former employer, Law Wan-tung (above), told her to "walk properly" in public, despite blisters on her feet. Photo: Dickson Lee

Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih told the District Court that her former employer, Law Wan-tung, told her to "walk properly" in public, despite painful blisters on her feet.

Saturday, 13 December, 2014, 1:29am

Erwiana claims translation led to evidence doubt

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was accused of failing to identify equipment allegedly used to assault her. Photo: Sam Tsang

Evidence given by Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was called into question at District Court yesterday after she was accused of failing to identify equipment allegedly used to assault her.

12 Dec 2014 - 1:28am

Employer only gave Erwiana one bottle of water a day to cut down on toilet breaks, court hears

Law Wan-tung (left), former employer of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih (right), arrives at the District Court on Wednesday. Photos: May Tse, Sam Tsang

The amount of water Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih drank was restricted each day so her toilet visits were kept to a minimum, the District Court heard.

11 Dec 2014 - 1:06am

‘I had to sleep on the floor’, Hong Kong domestic helper Erwiana tells court

Law Wan-tung (right), former employer of indonesian domestic helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih (left), both arrive at the District Court. Photo: Sam Tsang

Indonesian domestic helper Eriwana Sulistyaningsih slept on the floor during her employment in Hong Kong, the District Court heard, as she continued to testify against her former employer.

10 Dec 2014 - 9:46am

‘I was tortured’, Hong Kong maid Erwiana tells court as trial of employer begins

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, an Indonesian domestic worker who accuses her Hong Kong employer of subjecting her to six months of physical abuse, arrives at the District Court in Wan Chai on Monday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Indonesian domestic helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was beaten unconscious and suffered a raft of injuries at the hands of her former Hong Kong employer, a court heard yesterday.

9 Dec 2014 - 12:00pm

Woman accused of abusing Indonesian helper Erwiana pleads ‘not guilty’ to all charges

Law (centre, with handbag) appeared in court flanked by doppelgangers. Photo: Nora Tam

The allegedly abusive former employer of an Indonesian helper has denied all 20 charges against her for abusing her three maids and breaching labour laws - in a case that sparked international concern.

10 Jun 2014 - 6:42pm

Erwiana’s former employer to face 13 fresh charges over treatment of maids

Erwiana’s former employer to face 13 fresh charges over treatment of maids

The alleged abuser of Indonesian domestic maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih will face 13 fresh charges in addition to the previous seven, which have also been amended.

21 May 2014 - 8:18am

Imprisoned and beaten: Second helper tells of escape from violent Hong Kong employer

Filipino helper Rowena Uychiat, in front of a poster of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, claimed she had been abused by her employer since arriving in Hong Kong last July. Photo: Edward Wong

Following the alleged abuse case of Indonesian helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, another domestic helper has come forward to say she was abused by her female employer for nine months.

9 May 2014 - 3:03pm 50 comments

Alleged assault victim Erwiana ‘was not paid or given time off’, court hears

Alleged assault victim Erwiana ‘was not paid or given time off’, court hears

Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was not paid any wages during her seven months’ employment and was not granted 16 days of holidays she was due, the Kwun Tong court heard today.

30 Apr 2014 - 6:20pm

Erwiana named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time magazine

Erwiana, pictured when she was in Hong Kong to assist police, said she hoped governments around the world would give more attention to the conditions of migrant workers. Photo: Felix Wong

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih would not be travelling to New York for an event organised by Time to celebrate being named among the magazine's 100 most influential people in the world this year - as she cannot afford the trip.

26 Apr 2014 - 4:08am 21 comments

Erwiana finishes helping police with 'abuse' case and heads home

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, the Indonesian domestic helper allegedly tortured by her employer, has finished helping police with their investigation and will leave the city on Monday.

13 Apr 2014 - 7:59am

Erwiana’s former employer faces more charges

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih is in Hong Kong to help police with evidence in the case against her former employer. Photo: Felix Wong

The woman accused of abusing Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih and two other helpers also faces charges relating to wages paid and holidays granted.

12 Apr 2014 - 6:24am

Erwiana supporters accuse Indonesia of pressuring her to appoint consulate lawyer

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih

More questions emerged about how Indonesian authorities are treating former domestic helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, whose Hong Kong employer is being prosecuted for allegedly abusing her.

10 Apr 2014 - 3:53am 2 comments

Erwiana’s arrival in Hong Kong marred by dispute over accommodation

Erwiana leaves the Indonesian Consulate. Photo: Felix Wong

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, the domestic helper allegedly abused by her employer, returned to Hong Kong on Monday afternoon to help with evidence in the trial.

8 Apr 2014 - 12:52pm 24 comments

Erwiana to return to Hong Kong to assist in assault case against former employer

Erwiana to return to Hong Kong to assist in assault case against former employer

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, the domestic helper allegedly abused by her employer, will return to Hong Kong next week to help with evidence for the woman's trial.

4 Apr 2014 - 12:11pm

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