“The police beat them and told them to seek asylum in Serbia”

  • Date and time: September 18, 2017 09:00
  • Location: Tovarnik, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.154241160262366, 19.165992736816406
  • Push-back from: Slovenia, Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 2 person(s), age: 27 , from: Tunisia
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking
  • Police involved: 6, border police uniforms with black masks, about 30-35 years
  • 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: Rigardu

Original Report

A group of men on the move were arrested, and held for 3-4 hours in a police station in a Slovenian town near the Croatian border. The men had expressed their intention to seek asylum to both the Slovenian and Croatian police without proper response. They asked for their names, country of origin and age and wrote down, but did not contact any asylum office. The police beat them and told them to seek asylum in Serbia, and they were deported.