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Now I have no idea what to do, we will try again and again.  

Date & Time 2021-09-05
Location Slunjčica, Croazia
Reported by Anonymous Partner
Coordinates 45.07304321, 15.57929981
Pushback from Croatia
Pushback to Bosnia
Taken to a police station yes
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age 18 - 21
Group size 3
Countries of origin Afghanistan
Treatment at police station or other place of detention no translator present
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved unknown
Violence used no violence used
Police involved Officers described by the respondent as resembling Croatia police

This testimony recounts the second pushback the respondent experienced from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The report titled, “The policewoman screamed rudely to me to sign the papers” describes the events of the respondent’s first pushback from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The respondent, an 18-year-old man from Afghanistan, was travelling with two  other guys from Afghanistan (both aged 21) when he crossed the border from Bosnia and Herzegovina into Croatia. 

On May 9th, the transit group crossed for the second time. Reportedly, during the night, an officer found them and brought them to a building resembling a police station, where the group was searched for telephones and money. The respondent told one of the officers:

Last time the police caught us, they brought our fingerprints, so we are Dublined in Croatia! We have the right to stay here! If you deport us to Bosnia, I will talk to a lawyer, you must not deport us!”

Reportedly, the officer got really angry, and said, “What did you do? You have a lawyer?”. The respondent recalled being forced to take back his claims, in order to avoid a beating.

“Are you complaining about Croatia??”

The officer was really mad so the respondent finally told him that he had lied and that he did not have any lawyer or fingerprints in Croatia. They brought the three respondents in a car and pushed them back to Bosnia once again.

Now I have no idea what to do, we will try again and again”.