“The police did not ask them any questions and kept beating them for several minutes, including the two minors”

  • Date and time: July 10, 2018 00:00
  • Location: 6 hours walking from Velika Kladusa, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.294645, 15.78429
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Bosnia
  • Demographics: 18 person(s), age: 16-30 , from: Pakistan
  • Minors involved? Yes
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), theft of personal belongings
  • Police involved: 6 police men with sticks and pistols, one car and a dog
  • Taken to a police station?: no
  • 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

On the 6th July 2018, 18 Pakistani men aged 16-30 started from Velika Kladusa, Bosnia towards Croatia. After 6 hours walking, they were stopped by a group of 6 police officers with a police car and a dog, the police immediately started beating them with sticks. The police did not ask them any questions and kept beating them for several minutes, including the two minors. Several men tried to express their intention to ask for asylum to the police officers, but the police refused to speak to them and only kept saying: “Stop speaking!”. The police officers stole from the men around 2000€ and 16 mobile phones. After that, the men were all put together in a police car and pushed back to the Bosnian border, where they shouted at them to run and go back to Bosnia.