Pejrusan Jasar was in a bar in Štip. A row started, which Mr Jasar said had been on the other side of the bar to him. When police arrived, they decided to take everyone present into custody.
According to Mr Jasar, he was taken into a cell in the local police station and told to bend over. A police officer then allegedly kicked him in the head, before punching him and beating him with a truncheon. A medical report the following day confirmed that Mr Jasar had suffered a series of injuries.
Mr Jasar complained to the authorities. However, the public prosecutor took no steps to investigate. Mr Jasar could not obtain any further evidence and was blocked from bringing a criminal complaint to court himself.