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They asked the officers to let them free in order to reach Slovenia, but the officers replied - Sorry, it’s over, it’s over.

Date & Time 2018-02-09
Location 5 km from the Slovenian border, Croatia
Reported by No Name Kitchen
Coordinates 45.79168935, 15.49557968
Pushback from Croatia
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station yes
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved no
Age unknown
Group size 2
Countries of origin Egypt
Treatment at police station or other place of detention detention
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved unknown
Violence used no violence used
Police involved Croatian police officers

On September 2nd. 2018, 2 people from Egypt attempted to move from Serbia through Croatia to Slovenia. When they reached 5 km near the Slovenian border, they had been walking for 3 days without food. Because of hunger, they left the forest and went into a small town. There, they asked for directions to Slovenia, some Croatians told them to go in the opposite direction, but a little girl told them the right direction to go. They also tried to ask for food at a house in the village, but their request was rejected.

About 5 minutes later some Croatian police officers arrived to arrest the them. They were taken to a Croatian police station, where they were registered, and their mobile phones were checked. They asked the officers to let them go in order for them to reach Slovenia, but the officers replied “Sorry, it’s over, it’s over”. They spent the night in the police station, and the officers provided them with water and donuts.

The next day they were put into a bus, and an officer gave them 2 bottles of water and biscuits. They were then driven back to Sid, Serbia.