“The police took them out of the van one by one and beat each person for about 3-4 minutes”

  • Date and time: August 30, 2017 00:00
  • Location: UNHCR Office in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.8150108, 15.981918899999982
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 4 person(s), age: unknown , from: Pakistan
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking, theft of personal belongings
  • Police involved: 5-6 police officers in a van
  • 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

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 him right in front of the entrance door to the building (5-6 police officers in a van). They were brought to the police station. He 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. After 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 sticks.