3 men from Afghanistan travelled from Sid Serbia, across Croatia to Slovenia by walking and driving. They were caught by what they stated were 5 Slovenian border police officers around a kilometer from the Croatian-Slovenian border on October 13th at about 4 am. The police asked for their personal information and searched them, checked their phones and broke the screens on two of their mobile phones. The men expressed their intention to seek asylum, but didn’t get a proper response from the police.
The alleged Slovenian police called for what were described as 5 Croatian police officers to transport them, in a closed police car to the Croatian side of the border, where the Croatian police put them in detention in the border-patrol building near Samobor Croatia. The men once again expressed their intention to seek asylum. According to the respondent, at about 8am. the police placed a call to Zagreb to the director of a camp, and asked for advice, but he answered that the camp is full and that the asylum procedures would not be continued.
The police asked for their identity details, but the men didn’t receive any documents of their detention and asylum procedure. The men spent a few hours in detention, after which two supposed Croatian police officers transported them in a big closed police car to the Croatian-Serbian border near Tovarnik train rails, arriving on October 14th at about 1am. Once more the men expressed their intention to seek asylum. They were searched and asked for their identity details once again. These same police officers pushed them back to the Serbian side. Afterwards the men walked back to Sid Serbia.