“They broke the glasses of one person, took all their cell phones, kept the good ones and the others they destroyed.”

  • Date and time: July 15, 2017 00:00
  • Location: Nijemci, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.145403403868244, 19.03003692626953
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 31 person(s), age: unknown , from: unknown
  • Minors involved? Yes
  • Violence used: insulting, destruction of personal belongings, theft of personal belongings
  • Police involved: 7 policemen, 1 policewoman (among them 6 policemen of the Croatian border police)
  • 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

31 people, 20 of them minors, were found by the police, next to a river in Croatia. They were ordered to sit on the ground, and one by one they were forced to stand up. Eight police officers came, six of whom were border police, were there with a white van and a police car. They asked if anyone spoke English and said to them in Croatian “son of a bitch”. The group of people tried to cover themselves with jackets. They broke the glasses of one person, took all their cell phones, kept the good ones and the others they destroyed.