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The group included a minor, who was beaten the same as the rest of the men

Date & Time 2017-01-10
Location Vincovci, Croatia
Reported by Rigardu
Coordinates 45.15055078, 19.16901769
Pushback from Croatia
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station unknown
Minors involved yes
WLTI* involved no
Men involved no
Age 15 - 26
Group size 4
Countries of origin Afghanistan
Treatment at police station or other place of detention
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved 4
Violence used beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking, insulting, destruction of personal belongings
Police involved 3-4 Croatian border police officers in uniforms, male

On 1 October, 2017, around 8 pm, 4 people from Afghanistan who had crossed the border to Croatia by walking from Šid, Serbia, and were apprehended by 3 police officers near Vincovci, Croatia. The police asked for their nationality (no ages asked or pictures taken) and called 4-5 other police officers to transport the men to the border, to the pushback spot, where 3-4 Croatian border police officers were waiting for them.

At this location the border police officers assaulted them, beating them with batons (long black with handrest) and fists, and kicking them, on all parts of their body.

The border police searched the men and broke the screens of four phones, no belongings were confiscated. All the police officers took part in the beating. One person had their glasses broken. The group included a minor, whom was beaten  the same as the rest of the men.

After that the men ran to the Serbian side and walked back to Šid.