“The police caught 12 people and locked them in a closed van for 15 hours without food or water”

  • Date and time: September 7, 2017 22:00
  • Location: Danube, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 45.76036767620949, 18.950042724609375
  • Pushback from: Croatia
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 12 person(s), age: unknown , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? Yes
  • 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, denial of food/water
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Yes
  • Reported by: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

A 16 year old person from Afghanistan reported being pushed-back to Serbia on September 7th, 2017, at around 22 pm. The respondent states that he was caught in Croatia, while trying to cross the border by boat, on the Danube river.

According to the respondent, the police caught 12 people, including him, and locked them in a closed van for 15 hours without food or water. All of them asked for asylum, but the police refused.

They were brought to the police station in Zagreb, before being taken back to Serbia, to Sombor’s camp.