“When he asked for asylum, the police merely responded: No - in Croatia no asylum, go back”

  • Date and time: September 21, 2017 00:00
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.146058025312, 19.164520828711
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 1 person(s), age: 22 , from: Libya
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other)
  • Police involved: Croatian police
  • Taken to a police station?: yes
  • 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

A person on the move reports being pushed-back from Zagreb to Serbia on September 21st. The respondent stated that the Croatian police caught him in the streets of Zagreb, and the police officers asked for his documents. He answered that he didn’t have any. At the police station, when he asked for asylum, he respondent states that the police merely responded “no – in Croatia no asylum, go back”. He reports being beaten twice. The first time at the police station, especially being hit in the neck, head and legs. Then, two police officers brought him to the train station at the border between Serbia and Croatia, where he reports being beaten a second time.