General Gatot Nurmantyo Runs Abroad, Check the Facts

VIVA – The Nhana Khirana account (fb.com/nhana.khirana.37) uploaded an image with the following narration:

“Someone ran away after Bang Toyib”

In the picture uploaded to the Bayurini Bureau account, there is a narrative “After knowing that the OUR Chairman contains” C “and 3 OUR executives were arrested by the North Sumatra Regional Police for provocative demonstrations and inviting looting, Si Gatot Nurmantyo Ngacengan has already fled abroad.”

Explanation

Reported turnbackhoax.idBased on the results of the investigation by the Tempo Fact Check Team, the claim that Gatot Nurmantyo had fled overseas after the police’s arrest by the US officers was false.

In fact, until 15 October 2020, Gatot Nurmantyo is still in Indonesia. He and the other US leaders came to the Criminal Investigation Unit of the National Police to meet our top officials who were detained.

Reporting from the news on Kompas.com on October 16, 2020, the police named nine suspects in connection with the demonstration that rejected the Job Creation Law which ended in chaos.

Some of the suspects are US officials. A total of four suspects were arrested in connection with the action against the Job Creation Law which led to riots in Medan, North Sumatra. Of the four suspects, one of whom was Khairi Amri, Chairman of KAMI Medan. Meanwhile, of the five suspects arrested in Jabodetabek, three of them were US officials, namely Anton Permana, Syahganda Nainggolan, and Jumhur Hidayat.

Quoted from the news on Detik.com on October 13, 2020, Khairi Amri was arrested by the North Sumatra Regional Police on October 9, 2020. Anton Permana was arrested by the Police Criminal Investigation Agency (Bareskrim) on October 12, 2020. Meanwhile, Syahganda Nainggolan and Jumhur Hidayat were arrested by Bareskrim Polri on October 13, 2020.

On October 14, 2020, in a written statement, KAMI leader Gatot Nurmantyo regretted the arrest of a number of US members. “WE regret and protest that the arrest is a repressive act and does not reflect the police’s function as a protector, protector and servant of the community,” he said as quoted by Suara.com.

On October 15, 2020, Gatot Nurmantyo together with the other WE leader, Din Syamsuddin, also visited the US officials who were detained at the Criminal Investigation Unit. However, these attempts failed. The two of them arrived at around 12.00 WIB. After an hour had passed, the two of them stated that their request for permission to meet with the detained WE top brass was rejected.

“Well, we are visiting, asking permission to visit. We waited for an answer. Yes, thank you, there is no problem, ”said Gatot on October 15, 2020. However, Gatot did not know the reason the police had forbidden him to visit these US officials. “I don’t know, I just don’t get a permit, no problem,” said Gatot.

Conclusion

Until October 15, 2020, Gatot Nurmantyo is still in Indonesia. He and the other US leaders came to the Criminal Investigation Unit of the National Police to meet the top WE officers who were detained. That way, the uploaded content goes inside category of fake content.

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