“M”, a 35-year-old man from Tunisia, left , on his first game the 11th of May, from the train station in Šid (SRB) at around midnight. He walked about 20 kilometres, until he reached the train station in Tovarnik, Croatia. He was soon arrested at this location, at sometime between 5:00 and 6:00 am, by a group of six Croatian police officers dressed in municipal uniforms The officers arrived in a vehicle, five of them were described as wearing a hood.
They asked in English where he was from that he said Tunisia. He said also that he had previously been living in Germany and asked for asylum. The police officers refused ‘no, you are shit.’
The officers apprehended him and threw his bags and mobile phone away into a nearby river. They forced him onto the ground and hit him several times with a baton and kicked him.
‘I’m a person, why like this?’
After being beaten by the police, “M” arrived back to Šid at around 12:00 a.m., after walking for six hours.
During “M” interaction with the interviewer, he had several marks on his face, and the long mark of a stick hit on his abdomen.