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If you come back I will send you to jail without food and water!

Date & Time 2017-07-26
Location Tovarnik, Croatia
Reported by No Name Kitchen
Coordinates 45.15440418, 19.1756108
Pushback from Croatia
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station unknown
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved no
Age 23 - 23
Group size 4
Countries of origin unknown
Treatment at police station or other place of detention
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved 4
Violence used beating (with batons/hands/other), exposure to air condition and extreme temperature during car ride
Police involved 4 officers, who wore blue uniforms and one of them a uniform with stars on his arm

On July 26th, 2017, at around 11 am, 4 people (around 23 years old), were found at a scanner close to the Croatian-Serbian border. The exact position can’t be described, because the men were hiding since 4 o’clock in a container and couldn’t see where the vehicle went.

When the police discovered them, they went into the container and closed the door. The 4 officers, who wore blue uniforms, beat the men, one by one, with batons. The interviewee asked to go to the toilet but was not allowed to do so.

Afterwards the police searched their bodies, took pictures of their faces and screamed, “If you come back I will send you to jail without food and water!” They were handed over to the Serbian border police, who brought them close to Šid in a white van which was very hot inside.

The interviewee sustained injuries in his left shoulder, arm, finger and on his back.