“They asked many times for asylum, without getting any answer.”

  • Date and time: October 31, 2017 00:00
  • Location: Vinkovci, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.2879058, 18.805678100000023
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 2 person(s), age: unknown , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: no violence used
  • Police involved: 3 policemen involved, all of them were wearing blue uniforms
  • Taken to a police station?: yes
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention:
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Yes
  • Reported by: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

2 people crossed the border from Serbia to Croatia, by walking for 3 days, until  they reached Vinkovci. The police caught them there, while they were hiding close to a train. They asked for asylum, and one of them declared that he was from Syria. First, the police officers answered him in a positive manner, telling him that they would give him asylum, but he just had to wait for their superior to arrive. They were brought to a police station. When they asked again for asylum, after being taken to the superior officer, they didn’t get any answer. They asked many times for asylum, without getting any answer about their case. They were put in a van, and pushed back nearby Tovarnik.