Amnesty: EU Complicit in Violence and Abuse by Croatian Police Against Refugees and Migrants


European governments are complicit in the systematic, unlawful and frequently violent pushbacks and collective expulsions of thousands of asylum seekers to squalid and unsafe refugee camps in Bosnia and Herzegovina, said Amnesty International in a report. Pushed to the edge: Violence and abuse against refugees and migrants along Balkan Route details how, by prioritizing border control over compliance with international law, European governments are not just turning a blind eye to vicious assaults by the Croatian police, but also funding their activities. In doing so, they are fueling a growing humanitarian crisis on the edge of the European Union. Currently around 5.500 women, men and children are trapped in two small Bosnian towns near the Croatian border. Read more here.

Source: Amnesty International


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