““This is not my problem. This are the rules in our country””

  • Date and time: July 29, 2022 00:00
  • Location: Glinica, close to Kladusa
  • Coordinates: 45.1999077, 15.9414364
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback to: Bosnia
  • Demographics: 5 person(s), age: 20-25 years old , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: no violence used, reckless driving
  • Police involved: Police officers wearig blue shirt
  • 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: Blindspots

Original Report

The respondent reported that he and 4 other men from Afghanistan – age between 20 and 25 years old – left Bosnia on the 29th July. The group passed the border to Croatia close to the village of Glinica. After a walk of 14 hours, the police intercepted them a few kilometers away from Glina. The police asked the respondent “What do you want? Where are you from?” The respondent explained that he served in the afghan army and was forced to leave the country after the Taliban took over the power in Afghanistan. The respondent asked for asylum. However, one of the police officer said: “This is not my problem. These are the rules in our country”. The police opened the door to a transport van. The group entered. After 20 minutes of a fast ride. They stopped close to the border. The police showed the way back to Bosnia with a torch. The group got back the mobile phones, then they were forced to leave Croatia against their will.