“The police beat them again at the deportation point, not far from Sid, and left them in a deserted area”

  • Date and time: February 3, 2018 02:00
  • Location: Tovarnik, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.183706, 19.171923
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 5 person(s), age: unknown , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), insulting
  • Police involved: Croatian police officers
  • 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

A group of 5 people from Afghanistan crossed to Croatia. They were arrested by the Croatian police 20 kilometers from the Serbian/Croatian border.

When they asked for asylum the police answered positively saying : « Yes, I give you asylum ». One police officer declared he was going to make a phone call in order to take them to Zagreb. Then, a police van arrived and they were told that they were going to be deported to Serbia. And the police officers proceeded to violently attack them, beating and insulting them repeating « picku matre ».

The police beat them again at the deportation point, not far from Sid, and left them in a deserted area.