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Hong Kong court sentences woman to 6 years in prison for abusing Indonesian maid

  • Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, center, is accompanied by supporters as she arrives at a court in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. A Hong Kong court sentenced a mother of two to six years in prison on Friday for abusing her Indonesian maid in a case that triggered outrage over its brutality. Law Wan-tung was found guilty earlier this month on 18 charges, including assault, grievous bodily harm, criminal intimidation and failure to pay wages or give time off work to Sulistyaningsih. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, center, is accompanied by supporters as she arrives at a court in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. A Hong Kong court sentenced a mother of two to six years in prison on Friday for abusing her Indonesian maid in a case that triggered outrage over its brutality. Law Wan-tung was found guilty earlier this month on 18 charges, including assault, grievous bodily harm, criminal intimidation and failure to pay wages or give time off work to Sulistyaningsih. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, right , speaks to reporters outside a court in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.  A Hong Kong court sentenced a mother of two to six years in prison on Friday for abusing her Indonesian maid in a case that triggered outrage over its brutality. Law Wan-tung was found guilty earlier this month on 18 charges, including assault, grievous bodily harm, criminal intimidation and failure to pay wages or give time off work to Sulistyaningsih. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, right , speaks to reporters outside a court in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. A Hong Kong court sentenced a mother of two to six years in prison on Friday for abusing her Indonesian maid in a case that triggered outrage over its brutality. Law Wan-tung was found guilty earlier this month on 18 charges, including assault, grievous bodily harm, criminal intimidation and failure to pay wages or give time off work to Sulistyaningsih. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporters of Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, hold placards as Sulistyaningsih arrives at a court in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.  A Hong Kong court sentenced a mother of two to six years in prison on Friday for abusing her Indonesian maid in a case that triggered outrage over its brutality. Law Wan-tung was found guilty earlier this month on 18 charges, including assault, grievous bodily harm, criminal intimidation and failure to pay wages or give time off work to  Sulistyaningsih. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Supporters of Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, hold placards as Sulistyaningsih arrives at a court in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. A Hong Kong court sentenced a mother of two to six years in prison on Friday for abusing her Indonesian maid in a case that triggered outrage over its brutality. Law Wan-tung was found guilty earlier this month on 18 charges, including assault, grievous bodily harm, criminal intimidation and failure to pay wages or give time off work to Sulistyaningsih. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)  (The Associated Press)

A Hong Kong court has sentenced a woman to 6 years in prison for abusing her Indonesian maid in a case that triggered outrage over its brutality.

Law Wan-tung was found guilty earlier this month of 18 charges, including assault, grievous bodily harm, criminal intimidation and failure to pay wages or give time off work to Erwiana Sulistyaningsih.

She had also pleaded guilty to one other charge.

In addition to prison, a judge also fined Law 15,000 Hong Kong dollars ($1,930).

Law had no reaction as the judge handed down her sentence.

Sulistyaningsih's case came to light when graphic pictures of her injuries started circulating among Indonesians in Hong Kong.

The case highlighted the vulnerabilities of migrants working as domestic staff across Asia and the Middle East.