“They neither received food nor water, even though they asked for it”

  • Date and time: September 23, 2018 01:00
  • Location: Tupcina, Croatia, close to the Slovenian-Croatian border
  • Coordinates: 45.71970011068391, 15.438520674985853
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 10 person(s), age: unknown , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other)
  • Police involved: Croatian officers
  • Taken to a police station?: no
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention: detention, denial of food/water
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: No
  • Reported by: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

The group of 45 started their journey in Serbia and after they crossed the Croatian border, they continued walking north through the country. 

When they were already close to Slovenia, they had run out of food and didn’t eat anything for two days. The interviewees stated that, at some point, Croatian officers arrested them and immediately beat them with their batons. The group was then kept in detention for more than three hours. They neither received food nor water, even though they asked for it.

Then, the interviewee states that 10 individuals of the 45 had to enter a bus and were pushed back to Serbia near the town of Sid (SRB).