“The police officer told him to go back to Serbia, loaded his gun, and said that if he catches the man in Croatia again he would kill him”

  • Date and time: September 28, 2017 23:00
  • Location: Near Sid, Serbia
  • Coordinates: 45.172667, 19.18946
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 1 person(s), age: 22 , from: Iraq
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), threatening with guns, theft of personal belongings
  • Police involved: 2 made violence (one smaller about 35 years, one bigger about 50 years old), 4-5 watched, all male
  • Taken to a police station?: yes
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention: detention, photos taken, personal information taken
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Unknown
  • Reported by: Rigardu

Original Report

A 22 year old man from Iraq crossed the Croatian border by walking, and was caught by two police officers in uniforms near Sid, Serbia, on September 28th. at about 9pm. The police transported him in a police car to a police station (he couldn’t see where they were driving). His baggage, phone and money was confiscated, the police registered his name and nationality, and took a picture of him.

He was handcuffed in a cell, where he was held for a while, before the police came to the door of the cell. The man asked when he would be set free, the police answered “fuck you don’t speak shut up”. Two police officers came into the cell and started beating him. The man fell to the floor and the police continued to beat him. After about 15 minutes the police stopped, left the man in the cell and went out. In total he was in the station for about 2 hours. After the incident one police officer in uniform transported him in a police car back to the border near Sid Serbia. The police officer told him to go back to Serbia, loaded his gun, and said that if he catches the man in Croatia again he would kill him. The police officer watched the man until he was far away on the train rails, on the Serbian side

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