“They requested asylum but the Croatian police told them that asylum doesn’t exist in Croatia”

  • Date and time: February 17, 2018 23:00
  • Location: Near Buhaca, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.1911155, 15.767313599999966
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback to: Bosnia
  • Demographics: 4 person(s), age: unknown , from: Algeria
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: no violence used
  • Police involved: Croatian police
  • 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 four people, all Algerians, crossed from BiH into Croatia. Shortly after crossing the border, when walking near the area of Buhaca, the Croatian police caught them and put them into a van. The Croatian police drove them a short distance and the took them out of the van and pushed them back towards Velika Kladusa.

The respondent shared how the group did make a verbal request for asylum, but this was requested by the Croatian police who told them that asylum doesn’t exist in Croatia.