“They were dropped 25 km far away from Sid, telling them 'Go taliban, don’t come again'”

  • Date and time: October 3, 2017 00:00
  • Location: Tovarnik, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.1648822, 19.152205800000047
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 5 person(s), age: Unknown , from: Afghanistan, Pakistan
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: pushing people to the ground
  • Police involved: 3 police officers, one with a black uniform, one without a police uniform and another one with a t-shirt
  • Taken to a police station?: no
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention:
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: No
  • Reported by: Rigardu

Original Report

On the 3rd of October, 5 men from Afghanistan and Pakistan were deported from Croatia during the night. They entered Croatia and walked approximately 15-20 km inland. They were caught close to a road. While they were body-searched the police pushed them on their car, their faces against the vehicle. When one started bleeding, they stopped. He got bruises on his face. He didn’t ask for asylum, because he experienced that the police answers were always negative such as “fuck you” or “kill yourself”. One other man got injured on his leg because he was pushed by the police on the car. Their three mobile phones were taken. It was the 5th time his mobile phone was stolen in this way. They were brought back to Serbia in a closed car: five refugees in the back and two policemen in the front. They were dropped 25 km far away from Sid, telling them:

“Go Taliban, don’t come again”.

He noticed three police officers: one with a black uniform, one without a police uniform and another one with just a t-shirt.