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Indonesia maid 'tortured' in Hong Kong weeps on leaving hospital

Published on Feb 5, 2014 6:13 PM
 
Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, who was allegedly tortured by her Hong Kong employer, left the hospital on Wednesday after a month, tearfully expressing the hope that her case would prevent future abuse of "small people like us". -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SRAGEN, Indonesia (AFP) - An Indonesian maid allegedly tortured by her Hong Kong employer left hospital on Wednesday after a month, tearfully expressing the hope that her case would prevent future abuse of "small people like us".

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 where she allegedly suffered months of abuse.

As she left hospital, the maid said was feeling much better and wanted to get her "old life back". But shortly afterwards she broke down in tears at a press conference.

"I hope my case will be the last," she told reporters. "I don't want any more people to end up like me. So pitiful, the fate of small people like us."

 
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