“Then they just left him there and it was really hard for him to walk back because his knee hurt so much.”

  • Date and time: July 7, 2017 02:00
  • Location: Croatia, Vukovar (caught) / close to border near Šid (violence)
  • Coordinates: 45.3452377, 19.001020400000016
  • Demographics: One man from Algeria
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: Kicking with feet and beating with police batons while he was lying on the ground
  • Police involved: 2 policemen from Croatia (in uniform)
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: No
  • Peculiarities: The police left him where they beat him, he had difficulties walking back

Original Report

One Algerian, whom we met 4 hours before this happened really drunk and drugged at food distribution, was caught by police close to the Croatian town Vukovar. He went in a truck when two Croatian policemen in uniform found him. They took him in a 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 then they started to beat him up with their feet and police batons. The victim was laying on the ground the whole time. He got really bad hematomas on his back with two marks from the police batons. They also beat his knee and he got big concussions at his kneecap. It might have to be removed or at least some legitimates [?] might have gotten hurt because the knee was quite swollen. Then they just left him there and it was really hard for him to walk back because his knee hurt so much.