“When they asked for asylum, the officers replied, 'If you come again, you go to jail'”

  • Date and time: September 9, 2017 08:00
  • Location: Near Osijek, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.5549624, 18.69551439999998
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 2 person(s), age: 25, 30 , from: Pakistan
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: destruction of personal belongings, theft of personal belongings
  • Police involved: 8 police officers in 4 cars
  • 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 9th. 2017, two people were deported back to Serbia, in the morning. The police caught them, in a village near Osijek, while they were walking. There were 4 police cars, with 8 police officers. The police officers stopped and pushed them, while they were walking. They ordered them to kneel down, before doing body-searches on them with gloves, (shoes and socks were searched as well). The police were shouting questions about their identity (name, mother’s name, origin and destination). The police pushed them into a police car.

The police took their SIM cards and broke their mobiles, 200 euros were taken from one person. When they asked for asylum, the officers replied, ‘If you come again, you go to jail’. They brought them back in a van, into a forrest, 4 hours walking distance from Sid.