“They kicked him, punched him, and also took his money”

  • Date and time: August 29, 2017 00:00
  • Location: Near Dakovo, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.153595521175, 19.171142578125
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 10 person(s), age: unknown , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking, insulting, electric shock, destruction of personal belongings, theft of personal belongings
  • Police involved: Croatian police officers
  • Taken to a police station?: unknown
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention:
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Unknown
  • Reported by: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

On August 29th, 2017, a 27 year-old person from Pakistan, was apprehended by the Croatian police in a group of 10 people, near Đakovo. They waited for a van to arrive They were put into the van and after 2 hours of driving they were back in Serbia.

Our interviewee recalls being beaten by the police for about half an hour. The respondent stated that police kicked him, punched him, took his money, used an electric stun gun on them, and took everyone’s mobiles and put them in their pockets.

They ordered them to go across the border to Serbia and to not come back to Croatia. When the interviewee declared that he had a friend in Europe and that he wanted to come to Europe, the police threw his mobile and told him that “Europe is not for refugees, you are a terrorist, you don’t come in Europe”.