“They asked for asylum and the police replied 'No'.”

  • Date and time: April 26, 2018 12:00
  • Location: Near Brcko, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 44.8726563, 18.810627599999975
  • Pushback from: Croatia, Bosnia
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 2 person(s), age: unknown , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: no violence used
  • Taken to a police station?: yes
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention: detention, photos taken, personal information taken
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Yes
  • Reported by: Rigardu

Original Report

Two Afghani people were caught by police in Brcko (5 minutes walking from the Bosnian-Croatian border). They asked for asylum and the police replied ‘No’. The police officers said that they would pass them on to the Croatian authorities. They were then moved to Gunja (Croatia). The police checked their phones and took pictures of them. They stayed in detention the whole night, and at 11am. the police officers moved them to another place of custody. The police officers asked questions about their families and also checked their bags. The Croatian police pushed them back from Batrovci to Serbia.