“They begged the police not to deport them, referring to the fact that they had a baby and two small children”

  • Date and time: September 1, 2017 00:00
  • Location: Srijemske Laze, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.1956170921632, 18.915023803710938
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 8 person(s), age: 5month - 61 , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? Yes
  • Violence used: no violence used
  • Taken to a police station?: unknown
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Yes
  • Reported by: No Name Kitchen

    Original Report

    On September 1st. 2017, the police found 8 adults and 3 children in the forrest.
    They explained their situation and journey to the police officers, they had been waiting for a car for 3 days, and they were very hungry. They begged the police not to deport them, referring to the fact that they had a baby (5 months) and two small children (4 and 1 years), and that they wanted to ask for asylum in Croatia. She also explained that her mother has heart problems. But the police didn’t listen, and the police officers called for more police cars to arrive. No food was given to them. They were driven back to Serbia, and dropped at the border around midnight. It was the 2nd. time they were pushed back.