“He answered that the camp is full and that the asylum procedures would not be continued”

  • Date and time: October 13, 2017 04:00
  • Location: Samobor, Slovenia
  • Coordinates: 45.864582, 15.591242
  • Push-back from: Slovenia, Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 3 person(s), age: 20, 21, 27 , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: destruction of personal belongings
  • Police involved: Deportation from Slovenia: 5 Slovenian border male police in uniforms/ Detention in Croatia: 5 Croatian border male police in uniforms/ Deportation to Serbia: 2 Croatian male police in uniforms
  • 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: Rigardu

Original Report

3 men from Afghanistan travelled from Sid Serbia, across Croatia to Slovenia by walking and driving. They were caught by 5 Slovenian border police officers about a kilometer from the Croatian-Slovenian border on October 13th. at about 4 am. The police asked for their personal information and searched them, checked their phones and broke the screens on two of their mobile phones. The men expressed their intention to seek asylum, but didn’t get a proper response from the police, and they were deported to Croatia.

The Slovenian police called for 5 Croatian police officers to transport them, in a closed police car to the Croatian side, where the Croatian police put them in detention in the border-patrol building near Samobor Croatia. The men once again expressed their intention to seek asylum. At about 8am. the police placed a call to Zagreb to the director of a camp, and asked for advice, but he answered that the camp is full and that the asylum procedures would not be continued.

The police asked for their identity details, but the men didn’t receive any documents of their detention and asylum procedure. The men spent a few hours in detention, after which two Croatian police officers transported them in a big closed police car to the Croatian-Serbian border near Tovarnik train rails, arriving  on the 14th. at about 1am. Once more the men expressed their intention to seek asylum. They were searched and asked for their identity details once again, and the same police officers deported them to the Serbian side. Afterwards the men walked back to Sid Serbia.