“They hit me by a metal baton to my mouth and I lost my tooth. They also hit me into my knee that got twisted”

  • Date and time: August 4, 2018 04:00
  • Location: Close to Glinica, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.218529, 15.939089
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Bosnia
  • Demographics: 3 person(s), age: 27-30 , from: Morocco
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), electric shock, threatening with guns, theft of personal belongings
  • Police involved: Four Croatian police officers, wearing masks and black suit, drving a big white van
  • 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

4 men from Morocco walked together from Velika Kladuša to Croatia. The whole group was caught by 4 Croatian police officers in the Croatian inner land close to Glinica. One of the men managed to escape, the others were physically attacked with metal sticks and electric-schock sticks by the Croatian police:

They hit me by a metal baton to my mouth and I lost my tooth. They also hit me into my knee that got twisted.

When the police stopped beating the men, they took them directly to the Bosnian border for their deportation. Once they arrived near the border, they made the men undress, searching for their money and mobile phones. They stole 500€ from the interviewee. Afterwards, the police told the men to walk back to Bosnia and started shooting in the air with their guns. The men walked 40 km until they reached the makeshift camp in Velika Kladuša.