“The policeman touched me everywhere”

  • Date and time: June 6, 2021 03:00
  • Location: Rijeka, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.20979503995, 15.767731102854
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback to: Bosnia
  • Demographics: family: one sister, two brothers person(s), age: 19 - 26 - 26 , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), pushing people to the ground, insulting, destruction of personal belongings, theft of personal belongings
  • Police involved: 4 croatian border police, 2 cars
  • Taken to a police station?: no
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention:
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: No
  • Reported by: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

The siblings left Velika Kladusa by night. One of the brothers check every night police presence there around walking trough the hills, that night seemed safe for leaving. The three siblings started  the new game during the night, they walked across the jungle for one hour more or less and crossed the border near Kladusa. In Rijeka, close to a river, border police stop them and checked their pockets in order to steal their personal belongings. The sister reported a physical search made on her breast by a policeman. She also explained that usually policewomen do body search on PoM women during push backs, and especially in Bihac there is a policewoman famous for her ruthlessness in searching everywhere for money hidden in women underwear. Than, the police stole two telephone, one power bank and all the money, burned all their jackets, shoes, bags and sleeping bags, and finally beat the two men on the back and on the lags with wooden sticks, screaming to go back to Bosnia and don’t come back to Croatia again.