“They asked for asylum, but the Slovenian police pushed them back to Croatia and the Croatian police pushed them back to Serbia”

  • Date and time: October 8, 2017 02:00
  • Location: Velika dolina, Slovenia
  • Coordinates: 45.153151648372, 19.178009033203
  • Pushback from: Croatia, Slovenia
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 2 person(s), age: 20, 22 , from: Palestine, Libya
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: no violence used, theft of personal belongings
  • Police involved: Slovenian police, 5 Croatian police officers
  • 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: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

Two men from Libya and Palestine reported being pushed-back to Serbia on October 8th, 2017. They stated that they had reached Slovenia when the police spotted them through lights from a helicopter. They reported asking for asylum, but Slovenian officials pushed them back to Croatia, and the Croatian police pushed them back to Serbia.

They report that the Slovenian police took their phones and they were taken by 2 police cars, with 5 police officers inside. At 3 in the morning they were dropped at the Croatian-Serbian border and were ordered to go back to Serbia.