“The police told him they were taking him to the enter the asylum process, but instead he was brought back to the Serbian border”

  • Date and time: October 17, 2017 00:00
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.796821931047745, 15.984665482031232
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 1 person(s), age: 18 , from: Libya
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other)
  • Police involved: unknown number of police
  • Taken to a police station?: yes
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention: photos taken, personal information taken
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Yes
  • Reported by: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

An 18 year old person from Libya was caught by the police in Zagreb, on October 17th. 2017. He called UNHCR, because he wanted to ask for asylum. The person on the phone advised him to go to the police station to enter the asylum process, in order to reach a refugee camp. At the police station his name was taken, as well as pictures.

The police told him they were bringing him to a camp, and he was put in a car. He was bleeding a lot because he cut himself, so the Croatian police took him to a hospital. He stayed there for one day and received some papers from the hospital. The police told him they were taking him to the enter the asylum process, but instead he was brought back to the Serbian border, where he was beaten extensively by the Croatian police. He walked back to Sid.