• Closed borders kill humans!

    Posted on August 14, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in News.

    Yesterday, two Syrians died in the forest area near Dražnice. This morning police announced that these people were victims of a rockslide. The other 10 refugees who traveled with them expressed their intention to seek international protection, and are currently placed in the Reception Center Porin. This tragic event, as many before, could have been avoided, only if […]

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  • EUROPE IS IMPLEMENTING “PASS THE BUCK” APPROACH

    Posted on July 23, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in News.

    The long-awaited and expected renovation of the Reception Center in Zagreb, better known as the hotel Porin, finally started. First up for renovation is the left wing of the Reception Center, precisely 56 rooms. Due to the small number of asylum seekers that are currently in the Reception Center, just over 200 people, the original plans […]

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  • Welcome to Croatia!

    Posted on July 23, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in News.

    Last week, a new group of refugees arrived from Turkey to Croatia, to the Reception Center in Kutina, throughout so called “quota system”.  Altogether, 5 Syrian families, that is, 24 citizens of the Syrian Arab Republic, including 11 children. The Welcome! Initiative supports every effort and political decision to ensure safe and legal paths for refugees, and […]

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  • The Kurdish Refugee In Croatia Arrested On The Grounds Of An Invalid Arrested Warrant

    Posted on June 27, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in News.

    Nearly a year ago, Nurettin Oral got arrested in the Republic of Croatia on the basis of INTERPOL’s arrest warrant issued by Turkey and from then has been deprived of freedom. Until now, the Croatian courts are constantly ignoring the key fact that Nurettin should not be extradited to Turkey because he holds a refugee status in […]

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  • State Attorney’s Office rejects criminal charges against police officers responsible for Madina’s death

    Posted on June 12, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in News.

    After all the safe and legal ways for refugees to seek safety in Europe, were closed off, the Croatian police started off shooting at refugees at the borders. Namely, the Croatian police went shooting at the speeding vehicle and injured two children, although it suspected there were people on the van. While the Ministry of the […]

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  • Madina’s family free after 75-day long detention

    Posted on June 12, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in News.

    Madina’s family was finally released from the 75-day long detention and has been accommodated in the reception center for asylum seekers. It is a huge question why it took so long for the police to decide to free this family and their children from the imprisonment. We strongly hope that the family will receive all […]

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  • Court rules to keep Madina’s family in detention!

    Posted on May 30, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in Uncategorized.

    After the court hearing that took place on the 18 of May, the majority of the Madina’s family will remain in the detention center in Tovarnik, since the court decision didn’t annul the decision of the Ministry of the Internal Affairs on their detention. The Administrative Court in Osijek decided that only one out of four […]

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  • Madina’s family finally meets their lawyer

    Posted on May 23, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in News.

    Since the Ministry of the Interior (MUP) was not able to justify the detention of Madina’s family to the ECHR, lawyers Jelavic finally met with the family, after 50 days of waiting and uncertainty. ECHR has also ruled the temporary measure for the third time on May 11th while repeatedly and explicitly requesting Croatian government to relocate the […]

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  • Stop Deportations! Stop The Criminalization Of Refugees And Activists!

    Posted on March 30, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in News.

    Last Tuesday on March 13 along with the Jafari family, two more families were deported from Austria to Croatia. On the same flight from Austria, a young three-member Syrian family was illegally returned to Croatia. More than two years after leaving the war and starting their life again in Austria, the family was suddenly detained, insulated […]

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  • Despite Warning and Appeals, No Significant Changes for Those Seeking Safety

    Posted on March 6, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in News.

    According to the data of the Ministry of the Internal Affairs (MUP), in 2017 1,887 people, mostly from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, and Turkey, applied for international protection. Out of that number, 211 people received international protection, and 311 were returned from another EU Member State country based on the Dublin Decree. At present, there are about 430 […]

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