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One of the border-patrol officers shot at him three times

Date & Time 2018-06-16
Location Near Donja Brusovača, Croatia
Reported by No Name Kitchen
Coordinates 45.21649599, 15.72998443
Pushback from Croatia
Pushback to Bosnia
Taken to a police station unknown
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age 20 - 30
Group size 24
Countries of origin Pakistan, Libya
Treatment at police station or other place of detention
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved 4
Violence used beating (with batons/hands/other), gunshots, theft of personal belongings
Police involved 2 Croatian border officers (wearing green uniforms and equipped with assault rifles), 2 Croatian border police officers with a van

The respondent, and his two friends started walking from Velika Kladusa towards Zagreb through the hills and forests. About 10km from the Croatian border, they were detected by the Croatian army-border patrols equipped with assault rifles. He and his friends started running and the soldiers shouted at them to stop. When he was at a distance of around 300 meters away, one of the border-patrol officers shot at him three times. The interviewee explained that he could feel the bullets flying close to his head, so him and the other men stopped.

Afterwards, they were pushed back to Bosnia by two police officers in a van, along with other 21 Pakistani men. The respondent asked the police officers to claim asylum in Croatia, but he received a negative response from an officer, saying that there was no asylum in Croatia for him. The police officers took his phone and money. Later on, the other Pakistani men told him that they were also robbed by the police officers. When the police stopped at the Croatian-Bosnian border, all men were told to walk back to Bosnia. The respondent asked the police officers if they could return their phones, but he got a negative response and was beaten.

“When I asked the police to give us back our mobiles and money, he just said: ‘Go, go, go! and punched us by a metal stick and kept shouting ‘Go, go, go!’, and kept punching us to go.”