“They kicked and punched them, using hands and sticks; they also beat the minors”

  • Date and time: August 28, 2017 05:00
  • Location: Near Dobova, Slovenia
  • Coordinates: 45.158815869104, 19.182815551758
  • Pushback from: Croatia, Slovenia
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 6 person(s), age: unknown , from: Algeria
  • Minors involved? Yes
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking
  • Police involved: Slovenian police, Croatian border police
  • Taken to a police station?: yes
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention: denial of food/water
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Unknown
  • Reported by: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

On August 29th, 2017, a group of 6 Algerians, 3 of them minors, were captured by the Slovenian police on a train from Zagreb to Ljubljana, at the Croatian-Slovenian border.

They were kept in detention for eight hours without food or water. Then they were handed over to Croatian police, who brought them to the Serbian-Croatian border.

At the border, police officers took them out of the van one by one and sent them across the border. They kicked and punched them, using hands and batons. They also beat the minors. The interviewee had injuries at the chin and shoulder. Others also had their heads injured.