Croatian police deny using violence against migrants

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jul. 23, 2018 at 10:15 a.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police have denied reports that the European Union nation's border guards have been using violence against migrants attempting to enter from neighboring Bosnia.

Police told The Associated Press on Monday that they "have not recorded" such incidents along Croatia's border with Bosnia and other neighbors.

The response comes after the Red Cross last week warned it has received reports that dozens of people who tried to cross the border from Bosnia were being treated daily for injuries. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies also have said some migrants recounted being beaten by Croatian border guards, but that IFRC could not verify the accounts.

IFRC says more than 8,000 people have entered Bosnia this year while trying to reach Western Europe through the Balkans.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast