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Two hours and thirty minutes like that was hell. The car was shaking, it was very hot inside and three people vomited.

Date & Time 2021-10-24
Location In a forest close to road 23
Reported by Anonymous
Coordinates 45.39132689, 15.40472636
Pushback from Croatia
Pushback to Bosnia
Taken to a police station no
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age 19 - 35
Group size 15
Countries of origin Pakistan
Treatment at police station or other place of detention
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved 10 policemen
Violence used exposure to air condition and extreme temperature during car ride, dog attacks, theft of personal belongings, reckless driving
Police involved 4 officers in green uniform, 2 officers, 4 officers in black uniforms and masks, 1 van, 1 dog

On the 24th of October, a group of 15 people from Pakistan was reportedly pushed back from Croatia, after spending many days in the forests.

The respondent claims that he and his group left Lipa camp on the 18th of October and they began walking at approximately 6 pm. That night they all slept in a forest near Bihać and then started to walk again in the morning.

They crossed the borders through the mountains and got to Croatia; the respondent says they were all very tired from the hiking and the time spent in the forest.

After six days, on the 24th of October at 6 am in the morning, four men arrived; the respondent claims there were four policemen with a green uniform (described as Specijalna Policija) and they were “good” with everyone. This group of four men handed them over to two men described as wearing uniforms that belong to Granicna Policija. Those two officers reportedly put everyone in a prisoner transport van.

“We asked for asylum in Croatia and the police said ‘we will take you to Slovenia to ask for asylum’. But they brought us back. The car was shaking very much and it was very very hot inside; three people vomited. Two hours and thirty minutes like that was hell.”


The respondent said the group was driven for two hours and a half and they arrived back in Bihać; at that moment they were given to other four policemen belonging to Interventna Policija, as the respondent claims. He described them as wearing black uniforms and masks.

“The police were very bad, they checked in our shoes if we had something. They stole phones and power bank. They released the dog and we ran so fast. It didn’t do anything to us but it was really scary.”

After having been pushed back the respondent and the other 14 people walked back to Lipa camp where they arrived the following day.