“He asked for asylum, but they brought him to the Croatian police”

  • Date and time: August 26, 2017 00:00
  • Location: Near Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia
  • Coordinates: 45.148586928463, 19.166547417811
  • Pushback from: Croatia, Slovenia
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 1 person(s), age: 24 , from: Libya
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), dog attacks, theft of personal belongings
  • Police involved: Slovenian police, Croatian police with dogs
  • 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: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

On August 26th, 2017, a 24 year old person from Libya was apprehended in Slovenia, near Ilirska Bistrica. He was found in a truck, as the police was checking it with flashlights.

The Slovene police took his phone. He asked for asylum, but they brought him to the Croatian police. The Croatian police brought him back to Serbia, in a van along with other people on the move. When they arrived at the Serbian border close to the railway, they were ordered to exit the van one by one, and they started walking in direction of Šid.

In order to frighten them a police officer sent a dog behind them. The interviewee kicked the dog that was trying to bite him in the ankle. The 3 Croatian police officers beat him, causing his nose to bleed. This was the 5th time our interviewee was pushed-back.