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'Tortured' Indonesian maid welcomes arrest of Hong Kong employer

Published on Jan 23, 2014 5:20 PM
 
Ms Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, an Indonesian maid allegely tortured by her employer, is interviewed by authorities from her hospital bed in Sragen, central Java, on Jan 21, 2014. The Indonesian maid has welcomed the arrest of her former Hong Kong employer accused of torturing her, saying she was willing to return to the city to testify in the case that sparked angry protests. -- PHOTO: AFP

HONG KONG (AFP) - An Indonesian maid has welcomed the arrest of her former Hong Kong employer accused of torturing her, saying she was willing to return to the city to testify in the case that sparked angry protests.

The ex-employer, a Hong Kong mother-of-two was arrested on Monday and charged two days later with assaulting Ms Erwiana Sulistyaningsih and two other Indonesian maids, after thousands of domestic workers marched in the city to call for justice.

"I'm happy. I had hoped the employer would be arrested," 23-year-old Ms Sulistyaningsih told Hong Kong-based Cable Television in an interview broadcast on Thursday.

Law Wan-tung, 44, is accused of causing grievous bodily harm to Sulistyaningsih, who is now undergoing hospital treatment in her home country.

 
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