Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, an Indonesian domestic worker was brutally tortured and starved by her employer in 2014 till it became a critical condition. The 28-year-old has now graduated from the university with top honours.
Erwiana was reported to have been left with horrific injuries by her employer four years ago after which she graduated with top honours with a degree in business management last Friday.
The 28-year-old graduate who was able to pursue her degree after she was awarded a scholarship by the university, thanked God, the university, friends, family, and a number of migrant worker organizations, and pledged to use her degree to help others.
She wrote on Facebook;
“God willing I will dedicate my time for the people, and I will continue helping in the collective struggles of those who are oppressed.”
Tortured Sulistyaningsih whose sad story began in 2013 when took up a job as a domestic worker in Hong Kong to earn money to pay her tuition, sparked international outrage in 2014 after she was admitted to hospital in Indonesia in a critical condition, and pictures of her injuries were made public.