Spectacular, the Video is not – and yet explosive. It shows how the Croatian police to deport any refugees via the green border illegally to Bosnia. Two Croatian police vehicles driving on a country road. In a forest, make a stop. In the next section officers lead a group of people through the forest. In front of a border stone. The police officers instruct the people to cross the border to Bosnia.

The pictures were taken by reporters of the Swiss broadcasting Corporation. For the first Time, they were able to prove that Croatia refugees on the EU deport any foreign border. In two days, the “Rundschau”Reporter documented four so-called Push-Backs. The actions would have affected 70 people, mainly from Pakistan, Algeria and Afghanistan.

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deported The reporters were able to talk on the Bosnian side with the pushed-back refugees. There would have been no procedure for around 70 asylum seekers. On the video material to see how the Croatian police is waving to the group of refugees without great institutions across the border to Bosnia. In the case of the Push-Backs had been used by the Croatian officials also violence.

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A young Pakistani, from the deported group, says the “Rundschau”reporters: “they put us all in a Van and to limit risks. Then they destroyed our phones and us with cudgel blows in the direction of Bosnia.” The money had, had, had been stolen.

An Afghan family with young children reported how they had been stopped in the forest of Croatian police officers. “They turned the guns on us and said ‘stop’. We were in great fear, and wept,” says the oldest of the children. When the family asked for asylum, would have laughed, the officials – you’ll “give Bosnian asylum”.

The journalists submitted their Material, legal experts, and specialists from human rights organizations. András Léderer from the “Hungarian Helsinki Committee” speaks of massive human rights violations. A procedure is a mandatory prerequisite for a Return. The video recordings showed clearly a collective deportation in the middle of the forest. Such an approach is not always illegal.

“It is a breach of EU law and international law,” says the German migration researcher Marcus Engler. Croatia is not an isolated case. “The practice is applied at all the external border of the EU.”

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.