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

  • Date and time: September 4, 2017 02:00
  • Location: Rijeka, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.3270631, 14.442176000000018
  • Push-back from: Croatia
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 1 person(s), age: 27 , from: Tunisia
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: no violence used
  • 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 2am., 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, by whatsapp, a person from UNHCR 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.