Hong Kong police interview 'tortured' Indonesian maid
Published on Jan 21, 2014 8:08 PM
SRAGEN, Indonesia (AFP) - Hong Kong police on Tuesday interviewed an Indonesian maid allegedly tortured by her employer, who is now under arrest in the Chinese city, as Indonesia's president phoned the domestic worker to express his sorrow at the "tragedy".
The interview and phone call came a day after police in Hong Kong detained the 44-year-old woman accused of abusing Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, as she attempted to board a flight to Thailand at the city's airport.
Ms Sulistyaningsih, 23, was reportedly abused over a period of eight months while employed by the woman and was in a critical condition on her return to Indonesia earlier this month.
One of her doctors told AFP on Tuesday that she was still unable to walk following the mistreatment, which included having her head smashed repeatedly against a wall.
-- INFOGRAPHIC: AFP
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