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They kicked him, punched him, and also took his money

Date & Time 2017-08-29
Location Near Dakovo, Croatia
Reported by No Name Kitchen
Coordinates 45.15359552, 19.17114258
Pushback from Croatia
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station unknown
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved no
Age unknown
Group size 10
Countries of origin Afghanistan
Treatment at police station or other place of detention
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved unknown
Violence used beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking, insulting, electric shock, destruction of personal belongings, theft of personal belongings
Police involved Croatian police officers

On August 29th, 2017, a 27 year-old person from Pakistan, was apprehended by the Croatian police in a group of 10 people, near Đakovo. They waited for a van to arrive They were put into the van and after 2 hours of driving they were back in Serbia.

Our interviewee recalls being beaten by the police for about half an hour. The respondent stated that police kicked him, punched him, took his money, used an electric stun gun on them, and took everyone’s mobiles and put them in their pockets.

They ordered them to go across the border to Serbia and to not come back to Croatia. When the interviewee declared that he had a friend in Europe and that he wanted to come to Europe, the police threw his mobile and told him that “Europe is not for refugees, you are a terrorist, you don’t come in Europe”.