In August 2017, the interviewee was caught in Croatia along with 3 other people. In Zagreb they had been to the UNHCR office, and the police had caught them right in front of the entrance door to the building (5-6 police officers in a van).
They were brought to the police station. They stayed there for 6 hours, without food or water. He was body-searched, and the police took his mobile and never gave it back to him. Then they were brought by van to the border with Serbia.
While being pushed-back to Serbia, they were beaten by the police. The police took them out of the van one by one and beat each person for about 3-4 minutes, kicking, punching and beating them with batons.