The respondent walked from Velika Kladusa to Croatia, and from there to Slovenia. After reaching Slovenia, about half an hour after he crossed the Croatian-Slovenian border, the police caught him and pushed him back to Croatia, where he was handed over to police officers. The Croatian police transported the respondent back to Bosnia. But the car suddenly stopped after two minutes of driving, still close to the Slovenian border, and the police told the respondent to get out of the car. Then, the officers started physically attacking him. One officer told him to kneel down and put his head on the ground, another police officer sat on his head and was pushing his head to the ground with his entire bodyweight, for about 8 minutes.
“When the police was beating me, I was very scared, I thought that the DAESH [ISIS] was trying to kill me here in Europe. I came to Europe to be safe and to get help and I found this”
Following this violent incident, the police told the respondent to get back to the car and transported him to the Bosnian border, close to Bihac, and pushed him back to Bosnia. Once he arrived close to the Bosnian border, the police stole his shoes and told him to walk back to Bosnia. At first he was walking barefoot, but after a while he found a pair of sandals on the way towards the city of Bihac. According to the interviewee this is a common place of deportation, so it is full of belongings from those being deported there.
The interviewee had two big marks/injuries on his forehead caused by the physical attack of the police officer sitting on his head. He refused to seek medical aid after the incident.