“The police told him that asylum in Croatia was not possible”

  • Date and time: September 4, 2017 02:00
  • Location: Rijeka, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.143804517343, 19.168859673227
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 1 person(s), age: 27 , from: Tunisia
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: no violence used
  • Police involved: Croatian police
  • Taken to a police station?: unknown
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention: detention
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Yes
  • Reported by: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

A 27 year old person from Tunesia was deported back to Serbia, on September 4th, 2017. The Croatian police caught him in Rijeka at 2 am, and brought him directly to Zagreb police station, where he was kept in a room for 4 hours.

As he was able to use his phone, he contacted a person from UNHCR by whatsapp, but they didn’t answer. The police told him that asylum in Croatia was not possible.

The Croatian police brought him back to Serbia in a van, and dropped him at the railway, at the border. He didn’t experience any kind of physical violence. This was the 7th time he tried to cross.