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CMS SUBMITS CRIMINAL REPORT TO DORH: Systematic torture and humiliation of refugees is a criminal offense!

05.06.2020. Zagreb, Centre for Peace Studies filed a criminal complaint to the State Attorney’s Office in Zagreb against the unknown perpetrators police officers based on a reasonable doubt of degrading treatment and torture of 33 people and their violent, illegal expulsion from the territory of the Republic of Croatia to Bosnia-Herzegovina. These are four separated cases combined into one criminal complaint due to similarities in treatment. In particular, among other, all victims suffered torture and degrading treatment: according to their testimonies, the police marked them with permanent, orange spray all over their heads.

In contact with the victims and witnesses of these serious human rights violations, the Centre for Peace Studies is filing criminal charges and, if needed, will take other legal steps to support the protection of the rights, life and human dignity of these people.

The Centre for Peace Studies asks the State Attorney’s Office to conduct an effective investigation, in order for the perpetrators of these crimes to be sanctioned.

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