KPK’s explanation of the Bekasi Zoom Meeting Walkot from the Detention Center


KPK allows Mayor of Bekasi, Rahmat Effendi, disabled attend the Zoom Meeting from inside the prison. The KPK calls it the right of every detainee.

“It is true, the incident took place today at the KPK Red and White House Rutan,” said Acting KPK spokesman Ali Fikri to reporters, Thursday (20/1/2022).

“KPK gives every detainee the right to be visited by his family or legal adviser according to a predetermined schedule of visits with the permission of his team of investigators,” he added.

Ali explained that during the COVID pandemic, online visits still have regulations. This rule is stated in PP No. 58/1999 on the requirements and procedures for the implementation, authorities, duties and responsibilities of the treatment of prisoners.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, the KPK made various service adjustments, one of which was prisoner visits which could be done online, while still referring to procedures and procedures,” said Ali.

“KPK has also made provisions regarding the procedures for visiting prisoners at the KPK Detention Center which are socialized to every detainee,” he added.

However, Ali regrets Grace Effendi conduct online meetings with other parties. The KPK said it would evaluate this incident.

“However, in this incident, the KPK deeply regrets that the detainee is suspected of meeting online with other parties as stipulated in the applicable provisions,” he said.

“We will evaluate both prisoners and the KPK detention center so that the detention service is guided by the applicable provisions and SOPs while still prioritizing excellent service as the right of prisoners,” he continued.

Previously, Grace Effendi or Pepen conducts a Zoom Meeting from the KPK detention center. This was confirmed by his attorney, Naufal Al-Rashid.

Naufal said the Zoom Meeting was carried out because the prison visit could not be carried out directly due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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