“He was suppose to give his fingerprints to start the asylum process, but was instead beaten by the police officers”

  • Date and time: August 30, 2017 00:00
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia,
  • Coordinates: 45.132686190869, 19.146546326626
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: unknown person(s), age: unknown , from: Libya
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other)
  • Police involved: Croatian police
  • Taken to a police station?: yes
  • 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 18 years-old man from Libya, crossed the border from Serbia to Croatia by train. After he reached Zagreb he took a taxi, and asked for this address: CFP Studies (cesta 112 A), the address of an organization that helps people-on-the-move.

After introducing his case, the people he met from this organization took him to the police station, where he was suppose to give his fingerprints to start the asylum process.

Instead, the police officers beat him and he was placed in a van with other people on the move. They were driven to the Serbian border, several kilometers from Šid.