“They were brought to Serbia, although they explicitly stated that they had entered the country from Bosnia”

  • Date and time: September 14, 2018 11:00
  • Location: Maljevacko, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.197749317463625, 15.776494327123373
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 2 person(s), age: 29, 45 , from: Morocco, Tunisia
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), theft of personal belongings
  • Police involved: 9-10 officers, all in uniform, with 2-3 jeeps
  • 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: Aid Brigade Sarajevo

Original Report

As the group had run out of water, one of them went to a supermarket at 11 am to buy some. He supposes that the owner of the shop warned the authorities.

When he returned to his friends who was hiding in an alley, 10 officers approached them. They all managed to run away, but two of them got caught. They got immediately beaten up with batons in the middle of the village by all officers and were mostly hit on their backs and arms when they tried to protect their heads. After the officers had taken their money and phones, they had to enter their jeeps, where one individual passed out.

They were brought to Serbia, although they explicitly stated that they had entered the country from Bosnia. The individual who had passed out had previously had a big surgery, but got beaten up anyway despite the health risk.