“Sit down! Sit down!”

  • Date and time: July 26, 2022 00:00
  • Location: Near Velika Kladusa
  • Coordinates: 45.213115389707, 15.937632397581
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback to: Bosnia
  • Demographics: 33 person(s), age: 18-22 years old , from: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: no violence used
  • Police involved: 4 police officers wearing blue shirts
  • Taken to a police station?: no
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention:
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Unknown
  • Reported by: Blindspots

Original Report

A group of 33 mens between 18 and 22 years from Turkey, Pakistan and Afghanistan started their journey on Sunday 24th July, 2022.

The respondent explained that they started in Kladusa in Bosnia and passed the border to Croatia close to the village of Glinica. They reportedly walked for 3 days.

After they passed highway 6 (45.323410, 15.945325), 4 officers in blue shirts intercepted them. The respondent explained that they were told to sit down.

“Sit down! Sit down!”

The police searched one person and the respondent reported that they took all the mobile phones of the group. Then they were forced to enter into police transport vans. After approximately 20 minutes driving, the group reached the border. The police asked them to leave the car and gave back all the mobile phones. Then, they were reportedly forced to cross the border to Bosnia close to Glinica.