The NGO Border
Violence Monitoring has released videos showing migrants being pushed back by
policemen at the Bosnian-Croatian border. The footage shows how various armed
units of the Croatian police, carrying assault rifles, force migrants to cross the
border to Bosnia. These push-backs, criticised for a long time by human rights activists, violate
the principle of non-refoulement. The Croatian government rejected the reports
and said the videos were taken directly from the border and showed that the
police did not push-back but instead prevented people from crossing the border illegally.