“Six Croatian border officers in dark uniforms with balaclavas pushed-back the two men.”

  • Date and time: February 11, 2019 03:00
  • Location: Glinica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Coordinates: 45.209639002292654, 15.93228111957751
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback to: Bosnia
  • Demographics: 2 person(s), age: 35,46 , from: Morocco, Algeria
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: destruction of personal belongings
  • Police involved: 4 officers in standard uniform, 6 border officers of Croatia in dark blue uniforms with balaclavas
  • Taken to a police station?: no
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention:
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: No
  • Reported by: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

The two men left from Vrnograč (BIH) in the evening of February 10, 2019, and made their way by foot to Glina (HRV) through forests and mountains. Along the way, the respondent described passing by several remote houses where dogs barked at them. At some point after exiting the forest, the two of them walked along a road where they crossed a red light situated on the street. Some minutes after, they saw a car approaching and hid themselves back in the forest. It was a police car, however it did not stop and drove away.

At around 3 am, they entered the village of Glina (HRV) and some minutes later a civilian car turned up and two officers in standard uniforms exited the car. They searched the two people on the move and took the one phone they had away.

They called for backup and two more officers arrived. Those drove the two individuals in a one-hour drive back to the border of Bosnia at the area of Glinica (BIH) and Poljana (BIH). At around 4.30 am, on February 11, six Croatian border officers in dark uniforms with balaclavas pushed-back the two men as the respondent asserted (see estimated location on map). The officers returned their phone, but it was completely damaged.

The group of two then walked about 20 km back to Velika Kladuša.