“When he asked them for asylum in Croatia, they answered that asylum was closed”

  • Date and time: September 6, 2017 00:00
  • Location: Near Vinkovci, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.277004158041116, 18.62560272216797
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 1 person(s), age: 22 , from: Algeria
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other)
  • Police involved: 3 Policemen
  • Taken to a police station?: no
  • 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 6th., a person from Algeria was deported from Croatia to Serbia, for the 5th time, along with 6 others people, 50km. after crossing the Croatian border. None of them had food or water left, so he had been sent to the nearest gas station for provisions. At the gas-station he was caught by 3 police officers
who punched him in the face, and beat him. The staff at the gas station didn’t react. The police brought him back to Serbia in a car. When he asked them for asylum in Croatia, they answered that asylum was closed. He was also told that he was a terrorist, by one of the police officer.