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One of them was sick, but the police still beat him

Date & Time 2017-08-23
Location Zagreb, Croatia
Reported by Rigardu
Coordinates 45.15468991, 19.17404065
Pushback from Croatia
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station yes
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved no
Age unknown
Group size 5
Countries of origin Afghanistan, Pakistan
Treatment at police station or other place of detention detention
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved unknown
Violence used beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking, theft of personal belongings
Police involved Croatian police

A group of people on the move had stayed for three or four days in Zagreb. On 22 August, 2017 they went to the office of the United Nations to register, when they were apprehended by the police. The interviewee was in front of the UN office door, as the police came. He started to shout and UN officers came and asked the police to let him enter the office. The police told them that they will take him to the station for registration and bring him back later. They placed him in jail for 14 hours and took his phone and his bag with his other belongings, and they also took 100€ from a friend who was with him. The police beat them.

Two other men from the group on the move tried to run away when the police apprehended them at around 4 pm. The police officers kicked them in the back and took them to the police station.

One of them was sick, but the police still beat him before they brought him to the hospital. The nurse said that he had heart problems and asked the police officers to give him asylum, so that they could treat him. The police took him back to the jail and pushed him back to Serbia with the others. One day later he still had marks from electrode pads on his chest.

At midnight the six men, including the interviewee, were brought back to the Serbian border in a van and left there.