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Helper targeted because of views, say supporters

2019-12-01 HKT 13:26
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  • Yuli Riswati had appeared in a Ming Pao article just days before being detained. Photo: courtesy of Terenia Puspita
    Yuli Riswati had appeared in a Ming Pao article just days before being detained. Photo: courtesy of Terenia Puspita
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An Indonesia domestic helper who has been active on protest sites faces being deported because of overstaying.

Yuli Riswati has been detained for 28 days at Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre for not having a valid work visa.

A group which is helping her says the Immigration Department has treated her case with a heavy hand. A spokeswoman for the group, Fish Ip, said she believed Yuli has been singled out because of her political stance: "This is really not the normal practice, to arrest her at home, and to detain her."

Ip say she truly believes Yuli has been detained because she had been very active writing about the ongoing protests.

"I think one of the crucial reports was in Ming Pao because she showed her stance to support the Hong Kong protesters, and after seven day Immigration went to her home."