» 01/15/2014, 00.00
New case of "torture" against migrant worker in Hong Kong
From Indonesia, Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, 23, was ill-treated during her nine months of employment with a Hong Kong family. After going home, she was hospitalised in Central Java. Hong Kong activists and pro-democracy politicians slam existing laws and the climate of insecurity that permeates the lives of foreign workers.
10/02/2015 HONG KONG - INDONESIA
Hong Kong: Indonesian maid tortured, employer sentenced
The court convicted Law Wan-tung of 18 out of 20 criminal charges. These include "abuse, torture, criminal intimidation and unpaid wages" against Erwiana Sulistyaningsih a young domestic worker enslaved by her employers. Immediately after the ruling, the young Indonesian knelt to pray and said: "I forgive my torturers, but justice must take its course."
Chinese migrant workers, mutilated in the name of economic growth
In Guangdong, the rich southern province that is driving the gross domestic product of the "world's factory", every year more than 60,000 workers are involved in work-related accidents. Between employers refusing to pay compensation and local governments conniving with industrialists, this silent army pays with the lives of its members China's prominence on the world economic stage.
22/11/2012 SAUDI ARABIA
Riyadh, controls on women: husbands receive sms if their wife leaves the country
The service has been active for a few days. It serves to control travels abroad by women, who must always be accompanied by a man. Saudi activist for human rights denounce the condition of women who are prisoners in their own country.
30/09/2011 HONG KONG
Hong Kong High Court grants permanent residency to the Filipina maid
A landmark ruling by the Supreme Court. Government opposition, fears invasion of Filipinos and Indonesians. The protagonist of the cause thanks God
30/10/2007 HONG KONG – CHINA
Anson Chan presents her electoral campaign
She wants direct election for chief executive and the LegCo as well as a revised history of what happened in Tiananmen Square. She aims to improve relations with Beijing and the social safety net for families and the elderly. Beijing is trying to undercut her and is supporting a candidate that finds few favours in the population.
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