The interviewee, a 25 year old person from Libya was pushed back from Croatia back to Serbia on September 4th, 2017. He was caught 68 km from the Serbian/Croatian border, in Durđanci, Croatia, together with 2 other people, by 3 Croatian police officers.
In the moment when the group of 3 was caught, the policemen pointed their guns at them. The police took his clothes, threw it in the mud, stamped on it and gave it back filled with mud. The also took his painkiller-pills for headache. The police officers also took people’s shoes.
Furthermore, the police ordered the 3 people to sit on the ground. One police officer sat between two of them, took their heads under his arms and posed for photos. The 3 refugees were driven back to Serbia in 2 police cars and 1 police van, by 5 police officers.