The respondent and his group, consisting of 7 people from Iran and Afghanistan, left for the so-called “game” on 1 February 2021 crossing the border between Bosnia and Croatia in the area of Sturlic. The respondent states that they walked for eight days in the snow passing by a mine field and when they were 15 km from the Slovenian border they were apprehended on 9 February at 8 PM in the area of Modrus by 8 police officers wearing green uniforms, the special police officers, on the E71 road. Once the special forces stopped the group on the move, they called the police station and after twenty minutes a white van driven by police officers in blue uniforms arrived.
Around 9 p.m., they were loaded into the van and taken to a police station. The respondent states that during the journey the police drove speeding and braking abruptly and one of them vomited several times, he also states that it was very hot inside the van and it was impossible to breathe.
The drive to the police station took 20 minutes, presumably the Ogulin police station.
Once they arrived at the police station, the same police officers who drove the van checked their bags and took their phones and power banks. The respondent claims that the group only received back their empty backpacks with some food.
After an hour spent at the police station, a van with two more police officers but with the same blue uniform arrived, the group was loaded into the van and driven to the Bosnian border. After two hours of driving, around midnight, they were taken out of the van to an area along the border where there was a white van with 7 other police officers in black uniforms with balaclavas, the interventna policija.
The respondent states that they were in the border area near Grabarska (coordinates: 45.146280,15.771334), when the police shouted “Now GO GO to Bosnia”. The transiting group ran along the border walking for 5 hours towards the area of Sturlic.