Activist Must Pay €8,000 for Helping Migrants to Illegally Cross the Border

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Photo: Ivica Galovic/PIXSELL
Photo: Ivica Galovic/PIXSELL

The ruling of the High Misdemeanor Court was sent to Vinkovci’s Municipal Court that fined Umičević in 2018 when it found Umičević guilty of helping a 14-member Afghan family to illegally cross the border from Serbia into Croatia near the town of Strošinci, by sending them light signals from his car about where to cross the border.

Umičević helped them to seek asylum in Croatia, the daily newspaper reported today, adding that the final verdict amounts to the campaign of intimidating activists and NGOs who help irregular and undocumented migrants.

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