“The police beat them, broke all their phones and took their money”

  • Date and time: October 20, 2017 21:00
  • Location: Tovarnik, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.1648822, 19.152205800000047
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 7 person(s), age: 20-30 , from: Morocco
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), destruction of personal belongings, theft of personal belongings
  • Police involved: There were 9 police officers, with « big car ».
  • Taken to a police station?: unknown
  • 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

The interviewee declared that every day he has been attempting to go to Croatia, between 30 and 70 kilometers after the border into Croatian territory, But the Croatian police always deports him back to Serbia. He also declared that he wants asylum in Zagreb, but that the police never took this in to consideration. Moreover he was deported from Slovenia, in Rijeka the Slovenian police took his phone and beat him, before taking him to the Croatian’s police who deported him back to Serbia (6 policemen).

On the October 20th. he crossed to Croatia, about 30km. into Croatian territory the police caught him, in the streets of Vinkovci, near the train station. At 9pm. he was deported back to Serbia. He was with 6 other people. There were 9 police officers, with a big car. The police beat them, broke all their phones, took their money and the sim cards were broken as well. He was brought back to Serbia, and was told not to come back to Croatia.