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Documentary: Beating Our Heads Against the Wall – It Was Worth It [#Croatia]

Croatia. Beating Our Heads Against the Wall – It Was Worth It (2020) is a short documentary film, that depicts a period of anarchist activities in Croatia (2008-2020), with a focus on the regions of Kvarner (Quarnaro/Carnaro) and Istria, but also on a larger scale across Croatia, and other countries such as Slovenia, Italy, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, and Spain. This document illustrates years of organisation, struggle, and lengthy legal proceedings.

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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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#NoBorders: Croatian Police Kidnapped Nigerian Students and Deported them to #Bosnia

Croatian territory. Abia Uchenna Alexandro and Eboh Kenneth Chennedu arrived in Croatia to participate in a table tennis tournament in Pula on November 12th. They did not know that their sporting competition would end in a nightmare.

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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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Croatian border: “I told them: ‘Stop! You’re hurting me. I cannot breathe.’”

Croatian media outlets reported this week on the case of an unaccompanied minor from Afghanistan who was subject to severe and inhuman treatment at the hands of Croatian authorities who was locked in a dark room, where officials questioned him and later “forced him to take his clothes off, made him get into water, where they released electricity through a [taser], which led to him losing consciousness.” During the incident, he suffered a broken rib, internal bleeding, and lost a significant amount of blood.

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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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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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#Zagreb: Social center #BEK, new call for volunteers

Dear everyone, a year has passed already since BEK collective opened a new squat and social center in Zagreb, Croatia.

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