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  • Oct 24, 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.

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

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.

Tuesday, 10 June, 2014, 6:42pm

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

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

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 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, 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

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

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 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 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

Report slams Hong Kong for 'narrow, fragmented laws' that fail to stop human trafficking

Hong Kong's laws on human trafficking are too narrow and fragmented to protect victims, says a report published today. It says the city's focus on trafficking for prostitution means it is failing to address the wider problem of forced labour.

28 Mar 2014 - 11:37am 26 comments

Hong Kong’s maid agencies face tough new rules after Erwiana case

Hong Kong will overhaul its regulatory system for foreign domestic helpers and revise punishments for unscrupulous employment agencies that are currently set "too low", the labour and welfare secretary told the South China Morning Post on Thursday.

28 Feb 2014 - 2:57am 10 comments

Report to UN casts doubt on progress of women’s rights in Hong Kong

Lawmakers and 67 local advocacy groups have cast doubt on Hong Kong's progress in meeting its international obligations to improve women's rights.

21 Feb 2014 - 2:04pm 1 comment

Hong Kong urged to sign UN treaty on protection of domestic helpers

Hong Kong could show its commitment to human rights by adopting provisions in an international treaty, including allowing domestic helpers to live outside employers' homes, a United Nations labour law expert says.

16 Feb 2014 - 4:46am 2 comments

Second maid plans civil lawsuit against Erwiana's ex-employer

A former maid of the woman who allegedly abused Indonesian domestic helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih has applied for legal aid for a civil lawsuit against her ex-employer, according to the Indonesian Migrant Workers Union.

10 Feb 2014 - 8:55am