On the 10th of November, 4 people from Iran were caught by Croatian police who stole them everything and violently checked them.
The respondent claims that him and other 3 people from Iran started their game from Bosansko Grahovo; they crossed the border and after 5-6 hours of walking, they were caught in a jungle closed to Knin city.
At the beginning there were 4 policemen, who afterwards called other 2 colleagues. These 6 policemen had a black uniform with a black mask, but, as the respondent says, they didn’t have any plate on their clothes.
The policemen first took everything from the 4 people: they stole their phones, money, clothes, jacket and even their shoes. The respondents admits he had a Visa card with 1000 euros on, and they also took that.
“They left us almost without clothes.”
After that, the 6 policemen checked the 4 people in a terrible way.
“They searched us with wood. You understand? With wood. I don’t want to add more. It’s ok, we give you money, phone, but why checking us like that? This is like rape.”
The respondent go on saying:
“They only beat my friend; they told him to give them his phone, but he cannot understand English very well, so they beat him.”
“We couldn’t even ask for asylum; they just told us fuck you.”
The respondent was telling that after checking them, they were loaded in a police van and brought closed to the Bosnian border, at the height of Drvar city in Bosnia. They were droven for around one hour.
The respondent and the other 3 people crossed the border, but the 4 people were really tired; the respondent says that he started to had problems at his knee, and he couldn’t walk anymore. The 4 people arrived to a police station, and they asked for help to the Bosnian police there.
“We asked for help because I couldn’t walk. The police said we won’t call anyone. Go away.”
The respondent claims they walked for other 15 km, and after that a policeman arrived and called another organization to pick the group up.
On the 26th of November, the day the testimony was recorded, the respondent still has pain on his knee.