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Sit down! Sit down!

Date & Time 2022-07-26
Location Near Velika Kladusa
Reported by Blindspots
Coordinates 45.21311539, 15.9376324
Pushback from Croatia
Pushback to Bosnia
Taken to a police station no
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age 18 - 22
Group size 33
Countries of origin Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey
Treatment at police station or other place of detention
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved 4
Violence used no violence used
Police involved 4 police officers wearing blue shirts

A group of 33 mens between 18 and 22 years from Turkey, Pakistan and Afghanistan started their journey on Sunday 24th July, 2022.

The respondent explained that they started in Kladusa in Bosnia and passed the border to Croatia close to the village of Glinica. They reportedly walked for 3 days.

After they passed highway 6 (45.323410, 15.945325), 4 officers in blue shirts intercepted them. The respondent explained that they were told to sit down.

“Sit down! Sit down!”

The police searched one person and the respondent reported that they took all the mobile phones of the group. Then they were forced to enter into police transport vans. After approximately 20 minutes driving, the group reached the border. The police asked them to leave the car and gave back all the mobile phones. Then, they were reportedly forced to cross the border to Bosnia close to Glinica.