“They asked for asylum, but the police rejected their request, saying that there were no places left, that the camp was full”

  • Date and time: December 1, 2017 00:00
  • Location: Banovci, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.1850574, 19.065677100000016
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 7 person(s), age: unknown , from: Algeria
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: no violence used
  • Police involved: Croatian border police with a car
  • Taken to a police station?: unknown
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention:
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Yes
  • Reported by: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

A group of people on the move were in the third village from the border, near a train station. A local woman helped them by giving them food. They were considering going on a train, but 2 police officers arrived in a police car and stopped them. After 10 minutes another police officer arrived in a police van. They asked for asylum, but the police rejected their request, saying that there were no places left, that the camp was full. They were taken to the border in a police car, and were pushed back to Serbia, to a site around 8 km away from Sid. On the Serbian side they walked in the direction of Sid.