Croatia is practiced in a systematic, unlawful and often violent Pushback of refugees and migrants at the border to Bosnia-Herzegovina. But not only that: Even foreigners, residing legally in Croatia, but for refugees are kept, run the risk to come to the attention of the police. "The Croatian police kidnapped Nigerian students and sent them to Bosnia-Herzegovina", Zurnal reported the Bosnian news portal.
victims of the Croatian police arbitrariness Abia Uchenna Alexandro and Eboha Kenneth Chinedu, two students from Nigeria, on 12. November to Pula travelled. In the Istrian coastal town, they took part in a table tennis competition. After the Competition, the two 18-Year-old travelled on the 17. November, continue to Zagreb, where they stayed prior to the scheduled flight home in a Hostel.
arrest and deportation
In Zagreb, began the problems for young Nigerians. A eyes glow in the Croatian capital, they were stopped by police officers on the street and arrested. Obviously, the black students were suspected to be illegally. They had come with valid Visa and travel documents to Croatia. Tickets for the return flight via Istanbul to Lagos were present. "We have explained to the police, who we are and that our papers are in Hostel", is Eboha Kenneth Chinedu in Zurnal quoted the report. And further: "The police are not interested, but for our explanations."
Abia Uchenna Alexandro and Eboha Kenneth Chinedu to tell what you are in Croatia befall. Source: Youtube/zurnal.info
speak to The English speaking Nigerians had to finally get into a Van that brought them to the border of Bosnia-Herzegovina. According to their own figures, they have been exposed to in a forest and under the threat of firearms violence forced to leave the Croatian territory. You were never in Bosnia. Their belongings they had in the Hostel in Zagreb leave. Together with also exposed migrants landed the two Nigerians in a refugee camp in Velika Kladusa, about two kilometres from the Croatian border. Since then, the two students in Bosnia-Herzegovina, sit tight and wait for help to be able to return to their homeland. The organization "Your Rights" from Sarajevo takes care of the men from Nigeria.
criticism of the Schengen-accession of Croatia
Regardless of the case of the two Nigerians Croatia is already for a long time because of its border practices in the criticism. Nine human rights organizations, and aid organizations in protest against the continued illegal Pushback practices by the Croatian authorities, as it is known in a joint media release. And you speak out against the planned Schengen accession of Croatia, as long as the unlawful repayments to be continued.
The EU Commission recommended in October, when the admission of Croatia into the Schengen area. The country was able to meet the "full application of the Schengen-regulations", informed the EU Commission. Obviously, she has no concerns about the border practices of Croatia, although the respect for rule-of-law principles and the fundamental rights belong to the requirements for a Schengen-recording. For securing the EU's external border in Croatia is important.
Created: 05.12.2019, 20:02 PM