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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.

Final legal shots fired ahead of Erwiana verdict in 3 weeks

Law Wan-tung (left) and her former maid, Erwiana Sulistyaningsih. Photos: Sam Tsang

Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih's claims about her ordeal at the hands of her Hong Kong boss over seven months were by no means "beyond common sense", a prosecutor said ahead of a court verdict.

Wednesday, 21 January, 2015, 4:34am

Indonesian maid Erwiana’s injuries ‘not self-inflicted’, expert tells Hong Kong court

Prosecution expert witness Chiao Wing-fu (left) said he did not find Erwiana's injuries to be self-inflicted. Photos: David Wong, Sam Tsang

Injuries to Erwiana Sulistyaningsih were not self-inflicted, an expert told the District Court, though some might not have been caused by the abuse she allegedly received at the hands of her employer.

6 Jan 2015 - 2:43am

'Kicked, slapped and threatened': two more maids tell court of abuse by Erwiana's employer

Nurhasanah (left) and Tutik told the District Court of their own alleged abuse at Law Wan-tung's hands.

Two other domestic helpers who worked for the boss accused of beating Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih told the District Court of their own alleged abuse at the woman's hands.

31 Dec 2014 - 9:07am

Erwiana's bruises made her look as though she was 'from another race' witness tells court

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih (left) and her former employer Law Wan-tung. Photos: Sam Tsang, Dickson Lee

Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih's face was so badly bruised she looked like a person of a different race, a witness told the District Court.

23 Dec 2014 - 4:42am

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.

13 Dec 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

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