“The officers also showed their guns, threatening them that if they would ever come back, they would be killed”

  • Date and time: January 12, 2018 03:00
  • Location: close to Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 42.65066059999999, 18.09442379999996
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Bosnia
  • Demographics: 6 person(s), age: unknown , from: Palestine
  • Minors involved? Yes
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking, threatening with guns
  • Police involved: 4 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

The interviewee was attacked by 4 police officers. The 4 officers beat him, kicking, punching and using truncheons on his back, arms and legs. As a consequence of this attack his left foot was broken. The officers also beat the other people in his group, including 2 minors. They took their water and poured it out. The officers also showed their guns, threatening them that if they would ever come back, they would be killed. The violence lasted about 30 minutes.

Then they were deported at the Bosnian border, on the way to Trebinje, and left in a nearby forest. During the violence and the deportation they were continuously insulted by the officers.