German journalist Sebastian Leber was researching immigrants on the Bosnia-Herzegovina-Croatia border.
Croatian police detained 6 immigrants along with Leber. Croatian authorities accused the German journalist of illegally helping migrants cross the border.
One of the crimes against the German journalist was kidnapping people illegally. Leber was fined by the court he was brought to, on the grounds that he crossed the border with Croatia.
Making a statement after the events, the journalist said that Croatia systematically violated international agreements.
The event was reported in the German media.
He stated that he personally witnessed the torture of immigrants.
What happened was also reflected in the German media. The headlines “Restriction of Press Freedom within European Borders” were made.
It is known that immigrants who came to the Croatian border were turned away without even receiving their asylum applications. Croatian authorities confiscate the belongings of the migrants and forcibly send them to the Bosnian border.