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#FortressEurope: Croatian authorities leading choreographed violence near #Cetingrad

In the last fourteen days, BVMN-member No Name Kitchen have collected testimonies alluding to a spike in pushback violence in the Cetingrad area of the Croatian border with Bosnia-Herzegovina. The veracity of these testimonies is further supplemented with reports from local people and media outlets. The characteristics of this trend in violence have been complex and coordinated assaults by Croatian police, consisting of repetitive baton strikes, lashing and kicking. These tactics leave an indelible mark on returned transit groups, visible in the extensive bruising and lacerations across the legs, torso and upper body of people subject to such violence. First hand testimony of recent pushbacks are examined here, alongside pictures and videos from the HR/BiH border which reveal the deterioration in border violence seen in the last fortnight.

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#Bosnia & #Serbia: Unprotected, attacked and shot at across the Balkan Route

Bosnia and Herzegovina — According to several statements and different local sources, on Tuesday night of this week, there was an attack by so-far unidentified, reportedly local, individuals against a dozen people staying in one of the secluded squats in the Velika Kladuša area, in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina . The boys, who were preparing to go to bed, also reported that they were shouted at, and following that several gunshots were fired at the shabby wooden shack where they were staying.

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Billboards Welcome to #Croatia – Croatia Full of Torture placed along the border with #Bosnia and Herzegovina

Welcome to Croatia and Croatia Full of Torture – using the language of tourist slogans, are the latest billboards set up in Cista Provo municipality, where artists have intervened in public space for more than a decade through billboards, highlighting various social issues.

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Report on illegal practice of collective expulsion on Slovene-Croatian border – #NoBorders

Processed under the readmission agreement, many people were denied their right to asylum procedure by the Slovenian police, still conducting systematic expulsions to Croatia under the guise of the readmission. This is a report written by Slovenian activists documenting the continuing unlawful police practice at the border between Croatia and Slovenia.

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Again brutal police violence against people who tried to cross Bosnian/Croatian border

Bosnia, Croatia, June 2nd 2019: Are You Syrious reports about yet again another case of brutal police violence against people who tried to cross the Bosnian/Croatian border at Velika Kladuša. Last month, Youssef died in the border town. One of the people who died because of “hidden violence”.

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#Bosnia: State authorities force closedown of Aid Brigade in #Sarajevo

Sarajevo, Bosnia May 28, 2019: Approximately 20 armed SFA (Service for Foreigners Affairs) and Bosnian police officers forced closedown of Aid Brigade. Aid Brigade provided mutual aid to refugees in the Bosnian capital. Once again a European state is acting against refugees and people who support them.

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Video footage about pushbacks on #EU external Border from #Croatia to #Bosnia

Video footage published on May 15 by journalists from the Swiss media outlet SRF shows Croatian authorities engaged in the process of a collective expulsion. This video further increases the burden of proof against Croatian authorities who continue to deny their involvement in these illegal actions. This footage compliments previous video footage published in December by Border Violence Monitoring (BVM)demonstrating 54 collective expulsions, so-called push-backs, along the Croatian-Bosnian border.

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#NoBorders: Deadly weekend at the European frontiers, but looks like nobody really cares

Death of people on the move, even children, no longer news in Europe. Number of people arriving in Bosnia rising again.

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