“10 police officers were beating one person at a time, kicking and beating with batons”

  • Date and time: August 30, 2017 00:00
  • Location: UNHCR Office Zagreb, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.150692414673, 19.176962584533
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 50 person(s), age: unknown , from: Pakistan
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking
  • Police involved: Two police officers from Zagreb, 8-10 border police
  • 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

In August 2017, the interviewee, a man from Pakistan, was pushed-back to Serbia along with 2 of his friends, in a group of 50 people in total. He said it was impossible to ask for asylum in Zagreb, because the police arrested them in front of the UNHCR office in Zagreb.

As they were taken back to Serbia, the border police beat them. After opening the doors of the van, they ordered them to go out one by one, and were beating them one by one as they left the van. 10 police officers were beating one person at a time, kicking and beating them with batons.

He declared that 2 police officers from Zagreb were present, and between 8-10 officers from the border police. The border police were the ones beating them, the police from Zagreb didn’t, but they witnessed everything.