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Jakarta Post

Adelina alleged victim of human trafficking

  • Djemi Amnifu

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 17 2018   /  01:07 am

An Indonesian migrant worker who reportedly died from abuse in Malaysia may have been a victim of human trafficking, as police suspect her recruiters may have falsified her identity.

Police have arrested two people, a woman identified as FL and a man initialed HP, who allegedly recruited Adelina Sau (previously reported as Adelina Lisao) and sent her to Malaysia.

They were arrested at their houses in Maulafa district, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), on Wednesday, NTT Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Jules Abas said. “We are digging deeper into the two’s alleged involvement in a human-trafficking syndicate in NTT,” Jules told The Jakarta Post on Thursday, adding that police would question more witnesses.

Adelina, 21, died on Sunday in Penang, Malaysia, after allegedly suffering torture at the hands of her employer. Besides being deprived of food, she was also repor...