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As the 12 people were leaving the van, the police used stun guns on them

Date & Time 2017-04-09
Location Vinkovci, Croatia
Reported by No Name Kitchen
Coordinates 45.1476379, 19.16410706
Pushback from Croatia
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station unknown
Minors involved yes
WLTI* involved no
Men involved no
Age unknown
Group size 12
Countries of origin Afghanistan
Treatment at police station or other place of detention
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved 10
Violence used beating (with batons/hands/other), electric shock, destruction of personal belongings, theft of personal belongings
Police involved 8-10 Croatian police officers with stun guns and a van

On September 4th, 2017, our interviewee, a 16 year old boy from Afghanistan was caught by the Croatian police, along with 12 other people from Afghanistan, in the forrest near Visconsi, Croatia.

The Croatian police arrived in 3 police cars. They broke our interviewee’s phone and took his money. All of the people-on-the-move were beaten by the police, after they were caught in the forrest.

Our interviewee asked for asylum, but none of the police officers replied. All of them were brought directly back to Serbia, by approximately 8-10 police officers in a van. The van stopped close to the railway at the border between Croatia and Serbia. As the 12 people were leaving the van, the police used electric stun guns on their bodies and necks, before letting them go.