“ Afterwards, they ordered the 18 of them to return by foot to the town of Sid in Serbia”

  • Date and time: October 3, 2018 02:00
  • Location: Boksic, Croatian interior, around 15 km after the Serbian-Croatian border
  • Coordinates: 45.19990845605422, 19.06500372050425
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 18 person(s), age: unknown , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: destruction of personal belongings
  • Police involved: 8 Croatian officers in uniforms with 3 police cars
  • Taken to a police station?: no
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention:
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: No
  • Reported by: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

At 2 am on October 3, 2018, the group of 18 were walking from Serbia to Croatia.

They had already walked about 15 km after the Serbian border, when a police car with two officers appeared. Five minutes later, two more cars arrived with six other officers, all wearing uniforms.

These eight Croatian officers then took all their phones, 15 in total, and destroyed them. Afterwards, they ordered the 18 of them to return by foot to the town of Sid in Serbia.

So the 18 individuals walked back around four hours to Sid.