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The police stole 100 € from the two men, their two mobile phones and their passports

Date & Time 2018-05-07
Location Forest near Karlovac, Croatia
Reported by No Name Kitchen
Coordinates 45.47842984, 15.60119767
Pushback from Croatia
Pushback to Bosnia
Taken to a police station no
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age 23 - 25
Group size 2
Countries of origin Morocco, Algeria
Treatment at police station or other place of detention
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved 5
Violence used beating (with batons/hands/other), gunshots, theft of personal belongings
Police involved 5 Croatian police men

On July 5th. 2018, two men (23 and 25) from Morocco and Algeria walked from Velika Kladusa towards Slovenia. They were in a forest close to Karlovac where they were detected by five uniformed Croatian police officers in a car. When the police caught them, they did not ask the men any questions but immediately started pushing them and beating them with sticks. One of the men was beaten on his face, shoulders and chest, the other one received strokes on his back. The police did not take the men to a police station and did not take their finger prints, they were only pushed back to the Bosnian border in the police car.

During the drive, one of the men expressed his wish to apply for asylum in Croatia, but the police rejected him: “No asylum for you in Croatia”. During the push back in the police car, the police stole 100 € from the two men, their two mobile phones and their passports. When they arrived at the border, the men were taken out of the car and the police started shooting their guns in the air and shouted at the men to go back to Bosnia. Both men walked back to Velika Kladusa with scratches, wounds and one bruised clavicular.