“The police officers beat his knee and busted his kneecap, which was swollen and he was unable to walk. ”

  • Date and time: July 7, 2017 02:00
  • Location: Vukovar, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.3452377, 19.001020400000016
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 1 person(s), age: unknown , from: Algeria
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking
  • Police involved: 2 policemen from Croatia (in uniform)
  • Taken to a police station?: no
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention:
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Unknown
  • Reported by: Rigardu

Original Report

On July 7th. 2017, an Algerian was apprehended by police officers close to the Croatian town Vukovar. The interviewee met the Algerian 4 hours before he was apprehended, and describes him as being drunk and drugged.

Two Croatian policemen in uniform found him, and took him by police car, to the  Serbian border, 3 km away from the Šid train station. There, the police officers took him out of the car, asked him where he came from and proceeded to beat him up using kicking and police batons. The Algerian man was laying on the ground during the beating. As a result he got extensive hematomas on his back with two marks from the police batons. The police officers also beat his knee and busted his kneecap, which was swollen and he was unable to walk.