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HONG KONG-MAID ABUSE
Indonesian maid's alleged Hong Kong abuse latest case to stir outrage over workers' treatment
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, January 16, 2014 3:26 AM EST
Hong Kong police are investigating allegations that a 23-year-old Indonesian maid was tortured by her employers, the latest case to provoke outrage over abuses suffered by the city's army of foreign domestic workers.
The union's vice-chair, Sringatin, said Thursday that the family that employed Sulistyaningsih slapped and punched her every day. Sringatin said the employers let her go home after she could no longer work because of her injuries. Like many Indonesians, Sringatin uses one name.
Police said they were investigating.
Migrant worker groups have protested this week to highlight what they called "modern day slavery."