Hong Kong woman jailed for abusing Indonesian maid


Woman fined and jailed for 6 years for abusing domestic worker! Not in Lebanon (yet!), but in Hong Kong.

One day soon.

A Hong Kong woman convicted of abusing her Indonesian maid has been jailed for six years. Law Wan-tung was found guilty earlier this month of causing grievous bodily harm, criminal intimidation and failure to pay wages. The maid, Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, drew global attention last year when she returned to Indonesia in need of hospital treatment. During the trial, she described being beaten and starved by her employer. The case drew intense scrutiny in Hong Kong, where a significant number of families rely on domestic helpers. The city’s residents employ about 300,000 maids from other parts of Asia, mainly Indonesia and the Philippines.

‘Showed no compassion’

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