“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: 45.024553685392, 19.116513926978
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback 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 Croatian 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 in the morning, two people from Pakistan were pushed-back from Croatia to Serbia. The police apprehended 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). Then they police pushed the people into a police car.

The police took their SIM cards and broke their mobiles, and 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 by van and dropped them off in a forrest, 4 hours walking distance from Šid.