“They kicked him in the stomach and shouted at him 'Go back to Serbia'”

  • Date and time: July 13, 2017 02:00
  • Location: Lipovac, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.0480573, 19.098272299999962
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 2 person(s), age: unknown , from: Pakistan
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking
  • Police involved: 5 policemen from Croatia
  • 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: Rigardu

Original Report

Two men from Pakistan crossed the border, hidding in the container of a truck. They were caught at a police control post near Lipovac. There were two Croatian police officers in uniform, who removed them from the truck, then three more officers arrived. They beat the interviewee, and punched him in the mouth, causing a broken lip, kicked him in the stomach and shouted at him “Go back to Serbia”. His friend was not beaten up.