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Indonesian maid to return to Hong Kong to help torture probe

Published on Apr 4, 2014 4:46 PM
 
Members of support groups for Indonesian domestic helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih protest outside a court of justice during the trial of Sulistyaningsih's employer who is charged with causing her grievous bodily harm, in Hong Kong on March 25, 2014. Ms Sulistyaningsih will return to the city next week for a medical examination to help bolster the investigation in the case that sparked angry protests, officials said on Friday, April 4, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

HONG KONG (AFP) - An Indonesian maid allegedly tortured by her Hong Kong employer will return to the city next week for a medical examination to help bolster the investigation in the case that sparked angry protests, officials said on Friday.

Ms Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, 23, was admitted to hospital in Sragen, on Indonesia's main island of Java, in critical condition after returning from Hong Kong in January where she allegedly suffered months of abuse.

Law Wan-tung, a 44-year-old Hong Kong mother of two, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm to Ms Sulistyaningsih, who is set to arrive back in Hong Kong on Monday.

Law's trial was due to resume last week but was adjourned to April 29, with officials awaiting the medical records from Indonesia.

 
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