The respondent reported that on the 8th October 2021 a group of 3 people, all from Afghanistan, were traveling hidden inside a truck before experiencing a pushback. They were all traveling for almost 2 days, starting from Serbia.
The respondent reported that, when the truck got scanned in the border crossing of Gruskovje, Slovenia the group were found by what were described to be Slovenian border police, wearing blue uniforms. They made the group of people disembark the truck and reportedly forced them to sign some papers in English with Pashto and Farsi translations. No copy of these documents was given to them. The authorities, described as Slovenian border police, reportedly took the personal belongings of the 3 people, like their backpacks, put them in a black plastic bag.They proceeded to put them in a van, which the respondent described as “blue, small and very hot inside” and took them to the Macelj border crossing where they reportedly handed over the black bag of their belongings to what were described as Croatian police “with blue uniform and also police with black uniform.”
The respondent claims that he asked the two policemen – when he realized that they were about to be pushed back from Croatia – to be pushed back to Serbia, which they were.
The respondent reports that, around midnight, they were left at the border by the village of Batrovci. As soon as they were left by Crotian police, another policeman guarding the border(approximate coordinates: 45.055126, 19.101413), defined by the respondent as “ a security guard, staying in a room”, asked for their phone. The policeman used a screwdriver to break the phones of the three people: just one of the three phones is still working, but it also has a problem being connected to the cable.