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They just gave back our mobiles and forced us to leave Croatia

Date & Time 2022-07-30
Location Bukovlje
Reported by Blindspots
Coordinates 45.225004, 15.968737
Pushback from Croatia
Pushback to Bosnia
Taken to a police station no
Minors involved yes
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age unknown
Group size 4
Countries of origin Afghanistan
Treatment at police station or other place of detention
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved unknown
Violence used no violence used
Police involved Unknown number of officers wearing blue shirts

The respondent shared the following information regarding a pushback during the night of the 29th to the 30th July.

The respondent was travelling with 3 other men – 2 of whom were minors – from Afghanistan. The group started in Kladusa on the 29th July at 3pm. The respondent reported that a group of officers intercepted the group after they crossed a river at this location: 45.266226, 15,971365.

The officers, described as wearing blue shirts, asked the group to sit down and reportedly took all the mobile phones and all the power banks. They also searched all the bags of the transit group. According to the respondent, the officers then transported them in a white van for 40 minutes, after which they stopped at the border at the point 45.225004, 15.968737 close to Bukovlje. The respondent explained that the group then asked for asylum. However, one of the officers denied their request. The respondent said: “They just gave back our mobiles and forced us to leave Croatia“.