“He was kicked all over his body, especially in the head”

  • Date and time: October 16, 2017 00:00
  • Location: Tovarnik, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.1573886, 19.170352500000035
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 30 person(s), age: unknown , from: unknown
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking
  • Police involved: 15 police officers in blue uniforms
  • Taken to a police station?: no
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention:
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Yes
  • Reported by: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

A group of people on the move, were deported from Zagreb on October 16th. 2017. The police caught them in a forrest near Zagreb. They all asked for asylum, and the police officers answered that asylum was not possible. Afterwards, they were brought back to Serbia by car, and were dropped at the border at Tovarnik. Their phones were broken, and their money was taken. The whole group was beaten by the police. There were more than 15 police officers in blue uniforms. One of the men interviewed stated that he was kicked all over his body, especially in the head. The 2 men interviewed stated that it was the 15th. time they tried to cross the border.