“The men asked for asylum but the police rejected it, saying that capacities were full”

  • Date and time: February 20, 2018 00:00
  • Location: Tovarnik, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.1648822, 19.152205800000047
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 13 person(s), age: unknown , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? Yes
  • 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 13 men from Afghanistan (including 1 minor) crossed the Serbo-Croatian border near Sid by walking. During the night Croatian police caught them in the fields near the train station of Tovarnik. They had cameras and they commented to the men that they saw everything. There were 5 policemen. The men asked for asylum but the police rejected it, saying that capacities were full and that the camp was full. The police took a picture of every person and did not give them any papers. The police placed them in a police car and drove them back to the Serbian border near Sid.