Amnesty International Accuses the Croatian Border Police Against Refugees
Amnesty International accuses the Croatian border police against refugees and migrants.
The people crossing the border with neighbouring Bosnia and being caught are beaten and kicked so hard that they often suffer from complicated fractures and severe head injuries, the human rights organization said Thursday.
The organization quotes from reports of sixteen Pakistanis and Afghans who have been victims of abuse and from testimonies from doctors in Bosnia who treated them.
It has previously been known that people who illegally cross the border are abused and sent back to Bosnia. Amnesty now speaks of a massive escalation of violence.
For example, the organization reports a young man who can currently only move in a wheelchair. Others have entire limbs in a cast.
Some victims claimed that the Croatian border police had poured ketchup and mayonnaise into their head wounds with a smile.