“The officers immediately beat them with batons and handcuffed them”

  • Date and time: September 27, 2018 15:00
  • Location: close to Slovenian border, Sosice, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.73742948857466, 15.366731015426126
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 12 person(s), age: unknown , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), theft of personal belongings, handcuffed
  • Police involved: 6 Croatian male officers
  • Taken to a police station?: yes
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention: detention, personal information taken
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: No
  • Reported by: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

The group of 12 had started in Bosnia and tried to enter Slovenia after crossing Croatia. They report that, on September 27, 2018, at about 3 pm, when they were walking near the Slovenian border, they were arrested by six officers. The officers immediately beat them with batons and handcuffed them before taking all 12 of them to a police station.

There, the 12 individuals were registered and the officers took their jackets, blankets, money and phones. The group of 12 had to spend the night in the police station without receiving food or water although they asked for it. They did not ask for asylum.

Early the next day, the group was told to enter a van with 10 other people on the move. All 22 individuals were then transported to a spot near Sid (SRB), and dropped off there after a four-hour drive.