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”.