The interior ministry has dismissed allegations of violence against migrants after the Guardian, citing the Danish Refugee Council, reported that Croatian police had sexually abused an Afghan citizen crossing the border in mid-February.
The Ministry of the Interior claims that there were no women among the illegal migrants in the area on the disputed date. They are appalled by the Guardian's persistent portrayal of the Croatian police as a brutal group prone to robbery and abuse.
“With their humanitarian deeds of saving the lives of hundreds of migrants, pulling illegal migrants out of minefields, abysses, rescuing them from drowning, carrying them for miles through snowstorms, the Croatian police demonstrated not only an organized and professional approach to protecting the state border and the EU border, but above all sacrifice and humanity,” Said the Interior Ministry in a statement.
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