|Indonesian domestic helpers protesting against violent mistreatment|
Erwiana Sulistyaningsih is 23 years old and she came to Hong Kong last May to work for her employer in Tseung Kwan O. When she returned to Indonesia on January 10, a friend had to help her walk through the airport because she was in so much pain, according to the Association of Indonesian Migrant Workers' Hong Kong branch.
It also said her employer gave her HK$100 and told her not to speak to any Indonesians before she boarded the plane.
Indonesian consulate staff tried to contact her employer but he refused to open the door; only when police arrived did he comply, but even then gave very few details.
However, they end up being indentured slaves because to pay for the employment fees, the agencies lend the women money with high interest and so they can hardly ever pay back the entire amount.