“[...] One electric shock was applied to the first person in the neck [...].”

  • Date and time: September 28, 2017 20:00
  • Location: Opatovac, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.26145694650681, 19.170699539062525
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 4 person(s), age: 21, 25, 27, 28 years old , from: Lybia
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: electric shock, destruction of personal belongings
  • Police involved: 6 policemen from Croatian border police in uniforms (about 25-40 years old)
  • Taken to a police station?: no
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention:
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Unknown
  • Reported by: Rigardu

Original Report

The men came from Serbia by foot and got caught by the police on Thursday, 28th of September about 7 pm and circa 3 km from the Serbian-Croatian border on the Croatian side near Opatovac. One policeman asked them in English where they came from and the men replied, from Libya. Apart from that, the policemen talked in Serbian. Baggage and bodies were inspected, phone messages checked, charger cables were cut off, one phone scratched. The men were driven to the site of violence, after the incident the men walked back to Serbia.

Incident of violence:
Electricity shocks: All four men were asked to kneel down in a row, one electric shock was applied to the first person in the neck and to two of the following persons in the shoulder blade. There occurred a palsy of body parts for 1/2-2 minutes but no permanent injuries. One person was skipped.