Over 5000 Indonesian domestic workers rallied at police and government headquarters today, demanding justice for torture victim Erwiana Sulistyaningsih.
You can donate to her directly, sign a petition, write letters and more at the Justice for Erwiana.com Action Centre.
Dozens of locals and expats also took part. Hong Kong’s Trade Unionist movement, the League of Social Democrats, Socialist Action, Left21 and the Neighbourhood and Worker’s Service were amongst local groups joining the demonstration.
Protesters made the following demands…
The Justice for Erwiana Committee, together with the Mission For Migrant Workers (MFMW), is in touch with Erwiana. She, and her family, are under pressure from the Indonesian authorities, though she is keen to return to Hong Kong to seek justice. For this, she will need our support. You can donate directly to her via Mission for Migrant Workers below. The MFMW is receiving all donations in the Committee’s behalf.
You can write to the Indonesian and Hong Kong authorities about this case via the Asian Human Rights Commission.Tweet the justice centre link. Share the page on Facebook or upload the timeline image below with a link. (Click then right-click to save the image).
Click here to sign the Amnesty International petition to protect the rights of Hong Kong’s Indonesian domestic helpers.
The HK Helpers Campaign Twitter feed broke news that a third helper, ‘Tina’ who was employed by the suspects has come forward to report abuse she suffered.
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