“They asked for asylum and the police officers answered “no asylum, go back to Serbia”, and threatened them to be killed if they ever came back to Croatia”

  • Date and time: November 12, 2017 00:00
  • Location: Croatia, 7km after the border
  • Coordinates: 45.25038091709242, 19.032487040385604
  • Demographics: Three persons from Pakistan
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: Beating, kicking
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Yes
  • What was the reaction to this intention?: They asked for asylum and the police officers answered “no asylum, go back to Serbia”, and threatened them to be killed if they ever came back to Croatia.

Original Report

They were 3 persons, they crossed the border from Serbia to Croatia and the police caught them 7 kilometers after it. One of the policemen, who saw them first, had a stick. He called his colleagues as soon as he saw the 3 men. All the police officers arrived close to them and beat them, hardly. They asked for asylum and the police officers answered “no asylum, go back to Serbia”, and threatened them to be killed if they ever come back in Croatia. Then they were brought back to Serbia in a car : the police kicked them, and ordered them to go back to Serbia.