“When they reached the border the Croatian border police beat them up, one by one.”

  • Date and time: May 31, 2017 15:00
  • Location: Close to the border near Šid, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.15412006008228, 19.205474853515625
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 4 person(s), age: unknown , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking
  • Police involved: 2 policemen from Croatia
  • 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 at around 3pm, four Afghan people on the move were caught by 2 Croatian police officers next to the railway. They were forced into a white van with no police signs or letters on it, but the police officers were wearing uniforms. When they reached the border, the Croatian border police beat them up, one by one, using hands, fists and feet.