“Once again they asked for asylum, but the police rejected it saying that Croatia only accepts families”

  • Date and time: January 26, 2018 11:00
  • Location: Near Dobova, Slovenia
  • Coordinates: 45.9038288, 15.655325400000038
  • Push-back from: Slovenia
  • Push-back to: Croatia
  • Demographics: 1 person(s), age: unknown , from: Algeria
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: no violence used
  • Police involved: Slovenian border police, Slovenian police at the police station
  • Taken to a police station?: yes
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention: photos taken, personal information taken
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Yes
  • Reported by: Rigardu

Original Report

A person was hiding in a train, at a border control crossing at the Croatian-Slovenian border, Slovenian police caught them. The person was taken to a police station, where the police took a picture of them and took their personal data. The person asked for asylum but the police rejected it, saying that the person cannot seek asylum at a border crossing. Afterwards the person was pushed back to Croatia. At the border police station the police took pictures of the person and took their personal data. Once again they asked for asylum, but the police rejected it saying that Croatia only accepts families.