“As the 12 people were leaving the van, the police used stun guns on them”

  • Date and time: September 4, 2017 00:00
  • Location: Vinkovci, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.253112956413325, 18.790571898828148
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 12 person(s), age: unknown , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? Yes
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), electric shock, destruction of personal belongings, theft of personal belongings
  • Police involved: 8-10 police officers with stun guns and a van
  • Taken to a police station?: unknown
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention:
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Yes
  • Reported by: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

On September 4th. 2017, a 16 year old person from Afghanistan was caught by the Croatian police, along with 12 other people from Afghanistan, in the forrest near Visconsi. The Croatian police arrived in 3 police cars. His phone was broken by the police officers and his money was stolen. All of them were beaten by the police, in the forrest after they were caught. He asked for asylum, but none of the police officers replied. All of them were brought directly back to Serbia, by approximately 8-10 police officers. The van stopped close to the railway at the border between Croatia and Serbia. As the 12 people were leaving the van, the police used stun guns on them, on their bodies and necks, before letting them go.