Indonesian maid says tortured with vacuum cleaner tube in Hong Kong abuse case

December 8, 2014 9:56 AM

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Indonesian maid says tortured with vacuum cleaner tube in Hong Kong abuse case

HONG KONG (Reuters) - An Indonesian domestic helper told a Hong Kong court on Monday that she had been tortured by her employer, with a vacuum cleaner tube placed in her mouth and twisted to cause lacerations, public broadcaster RTHK said.

The landmark trial, featuring pictures of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih's bruised body, has sparked international outrage at the treatment of maids in the Asian financial center.

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