Documentation of police violence
Since 2016, the Border Violence Monitoring Network (of which Rigardu is a member) documents violations of human rights at the EU external borders. In occasion of the Human Rights Day (December 10, 2017), Rigardu released evidence of systematic police violence against refugees:
After we noticed an increasing number of injured border returnees, we began to document their cases and to collect testimonies and pictures of the affected people. Our purpose is to create public awareness for the inhuman violence of the Croatian police and to put pressure on the responsible authorities. We are happy about contacts to journalists willing to write about this topic.
All our Blog articles about the violence reports will be found here. Some newspaper articles and Blogs mentioned our police violence reports and can be found here.