“They drove them to the border, took them out one by one, and beat them with hands, feet and wooden sticks”

  • Date and time: May 31, 2017 05:00
  • Location: Tovarnik, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.1555727428423, 19.174575805664062
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 4 person(s), age: unknown , from: unknown
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking
  • Police involved: 5 policemen in uniforms
  • Taken to a police station?: unknown
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention:
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Unknown
  • Reported by: Rigardu

Original Report

On May 31st, 2017 a group of 4 people on the move from North Africa were beaten up by the Croatian police at around 5 a.m. The Croatian police found them at the border next to the train tracks just 200m into the Croatian side. The police were there with two cars, a small police car (Chevrolet) and a blue prison van. Before the group of 4 people where ordered into the car, one police officer slapped one of them in the face. There were 5 policemen in uniform. They drove them to the border, took them out one by one, and beat them with hands, feet and wooden sticks. The process took around 15 minutes, during this time there was no Serbian police present.