“The police pushed them back to Serbia.”

  • Date and time: March 12, 2018 11:00
  • Location: Near Zagreb, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.70425004719904, 16.059738710248894
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 5 person(s), age: unknown , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? Yes
  • Violence used: no violence used
  • Police involved: Police at a village near Zagreb
  • Taken to a police station?: yes
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention: papers signed
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Yes
  • Reported by: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

A transit group of five people, including 3 minors and 2 adults transitted to Croatia from Bosnia. They travelled and arrived in a village near the capital Zagreb.

In this village, the group presented to a police station where they asked for asylum. The Croatian police officers present told them they could start the procedure. They signed papers written in farsi. However, the group were then removed from the police station and pushed back to Serbia.

The pushback occured at approximately midday on 12th March 2018.