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Refugee treatment in ECroatia, Slovenia, unacceptable

20 October 2015 8:19


The human rights group Amnesty International (AI) has criticized as “unacceptable” and “appalling” the dire conditions of nearly 2,000 refugees stranded on the border of Croatia and Slovenia.

An Amnesty research team said on Monday that some 1,800 refugees, including many children and infants, were stranded in the rain in the middle of the night at a checkpoint in Slovenia’s Trnovec, located between the two borders, after police on both sides set up fences to prevent the refugees from crossing the border.

“Croatian police tried to justify their actions by telling us ‘Everybody is doing it – look at Hungary.’ This attitude is appalling and dangerous,” Amnesty researcher Barbora Černušáková said.

She added that it was “unacceptable” for the two countries and their neighbors to shrink from their responsibility.

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