“The police officers told him that 'asylum was closed'”

  • Date and time: September 14, 2017 00:00
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.147026601892, 19.164864151465
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 1 person(s), age: 25 , from: Algeria
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: theft of personal belongings
  • 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

The interviewee reports being pushed-back from Zagreb to Serbia on September 14th, 2017. The police caught him at the Hotel Borin, and brought him to the police station, because he didn’t have any identification documents.

The police officers reportedly told him that ‘asylum was closed’. He was brought back to Serbia alone in a car with 2 police officers, at the railways in Tovarnik, at 2 am. The respondent reports that the border police was waiting for him there, and his money was stolen by the police.