In August 2017, at around 1 pm, after 10 days of walking to reach Zagreb, the interviewee was heading to the UNHCR office in Zagreb. Before he arrived at the door, the police apprehended him. They were approximately 5-6 police officers. They asked for his documents and he answered that he didn’t have any. The police asked him why he came, and he answered that he wanted to ask for asylum. They told him to stay where he was. 2 employees from the UNHCR (he recognized them because of their badges) came downstairs to talk with the police. He told them that he wanted asylum in Croatia, but they didn’t talk to him and were having a conversation only with the police.
The police brought him and the 2 other people he was with to the police station. His mobile was broken by the police. They were pushed-back at 6 am, after spending 7-8 hours in detention. The police left them all without food. They received a small bottle of water per person. They were driven back to Šid in a van and released.