Attacked Afghan migrants placed in centre for asylum seekers in Zagreb

Four members of a group of Afghan migrants discovered by the Croatian border police in the Glina area have been found to be victims of aggravated robbery and have all been placed in the Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers in Zagreb, the Sisak-Moslavina County Police said on Sunday. [Shutterstock/Orlok]

Four members of a group of Afghan migrants discovered by the Croatian border police in the Glina area have been found to be victims of aggravated robbery and have all been placed in the Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers in Zagreb, the Sisak-Moslavina County Police said on Sunday.

The police have completed a criminal investigation following the discovery of 15 foreign nationals – six men, five women, and four children of Afghan origin – who had crossed over from Bosnia-Herzegovina at an unknown location. They said that while on their way to Croatia they had been attacked in the woods by a group of Pakistanis demanding money and mobile phones from the four men. 

After the men refused, the Pakistanis assaulted them and took away their money and mobile phones. The Afghan nationals have expressed intention to apply for international protection. 

Another group of unaccompanied migrant girls from Greek refugee camps, who were to be taken in by Croatia, have applied for asylum in the Netherlands, state news agency Hina learned from the interior ministry on Sunday. The ministry declined to comment on why the 12 girls had decided at the last minute not to travel to Croatia after all the preparations were made. (Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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