“He was pushed back from Slovenia to Serbia, and 6 police officers beat him with a truncheon”

  • Date and time: October 17, 2017 00:00
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.8028347, 16.004613000000063
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 4 person(s), age: unknown , from: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), theft of personal belongings
  • Police involved: 2 police officers
  • Taken to a police station?: yes
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention: personal information taken
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Yes
  • Reported by: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

On October 17th., a 24 year old person from Libya was at the UNHCR office in Zagreb. He talked to a women working there, and told her his name and that he wanted to register for asylum. She called the police. He was with another friend. The police arrived and took them to the police station where they had to stay all afternoon. His name was taken at the police station but he didn’t get any documents. During the night they were deported in a van with 2 police officers. They were deported along with other people from Afganistan and Pakistan in the same vehicle. They were dropped at Tovarnik train station. The police ordered them to « go to Serbia ».

The interviewee declares that he was already used to police confiscating his phone and money, as it happened to him 12 days before this last push-back, where he was pushed back from Slovenia to Serbia, and 6 police officers beat him with a truncheon to his legs and arms.