“They asked for asylum but the police officer refused it”

  • Date and time: April 27, 2018 21:00
  • Location: Near Lipovac, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.038606300000026, 19.076185977343812
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 8 person(s), age: unknown , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? Yes
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), insulting, theft of personal belongings
  • Taken to a police station?: unknown
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention:
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Yes
  • Reported by: Rigardu

Original Report

Eight Afghani people were caught by police in the forrest, 13km. from the border Serbian border, when they themselves yelled at the police (a police car that was near the forrest). The people observed one video camera placed in the top of a tree near the river. They remained seated but the police arrived and beat them in the back, knees, feet, and neck with batons. The Police officers also said, ‘go, Picku materinu, fuck you’. They asked for asylum but the police officer refused it. The police ckecked their bags, took some phones and money (60 euros from one person). The group was pushed back to Batrovci at 11pm.