“If you come back I will send you to jail without food and water!”

  • Date and time: July 26, 2017 11:00
  • Location: Tovarnik, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.1544041797003, 19.175610796484307
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 4 person(s), age: 23 , from: unknown
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), exposure to air condition and extreme temperature during car ride
  • Police involved: 4 officers, who wore blue uniforms and one of them a uniform with stars on his arm
  • 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: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

On July 26th, 2017, at around 11 am, 4 people (around 23 years old), were found at a scanner close to the Croatian-Serbian border. The exact position can’t be described, because the men were hiding since 4 o’clock in a container and couldn’t see where the vehicle went.

When the police discovered them, they went into the container and closed the door. The 4 officers, who wore blue uniforms, beat the men, one by one, with batons. The interviewee asked to go to the toilet but was not allowed to do so.

Afterwards the police searched their bodies, took pictures of their faces and screamed, “If you come back I will send you to jail without food and water!” They were handed over to the Serbian border police, who brought them close to Šid in a white van which was very hot inside.

The interviewee sustained injuries in his left shoulder, arm, finger and on his back.