Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Croatian Policeman Forces Migrants to Chant “Dinamo Zagreb”

The footage of a Croatian policeman who is forcing a group of detained migrants to chant "Dinamo Zagreb" is spreading on social networks, reports Index.hr on March 12, 2019.

The Centre for Peace Studies has received a confirmation from the Ministry of Interior that the Croatian police officer was responsible for filming a group of migrants and encouraging them to chant the football fans’ slogan.

The footage was made on 6 March in the area of the Cetingrad border police station. “Given that the persons spoke English well, one of the police officers encouraged them to engage in improper communication and filmed them with the help of a mobile device,” said the police, according to the Centre for Peace Studies.

The Ministry also added that the police would initiate disciplinary proceedings against three police officers who were present, while the policeman who filmed the migrants would be removed from duty. The persons who tried to enter Croatia later returned to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Here is the police response to questions about the incident.

“Immediately after we received initial information, on Friday, March 8, in order to determine all the relevant facts about the time and place of the controversial incident and before the footage was made public, necessary checks and inquiries were made on the ground and it was established as follows:

The controversial event took place on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in the area covered by the Cetingrad border police station. At the borderline, the police officers noted a group of people who were resting. The police officers warned them that their further progress would represent an illegal crossing of the state border and that they must return. Given that the persons spoke English well, one of the police officers encouraged them to engage in improper communication and filmed them with the help of a mobile device. Given that the police officers prevented their illegal entry into Croatia, the persons left their position and returned into the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Against three of the police officers involved in the event the competent superiors will initiate disciplinary proceedings for a severe violation of the official duty, while the police officer who filmed and acted improperly and inappropriately communicated with the persons will be removed from duty because the disciplinary violation is such that his further stay in the service might harm the interests of the service," wrote the Interior Ministry in the response.

The Karlovac Police Administration is conducting a criminal investigation to determine all the circumstances of the event and stresses that they have repeatedly expressed attitude of zero tolerance to any unlawful behaviour by police officers, adding that they condemn such conduct.

Translated from Index.hr.

More news about the migrant crisis can be found in the Politics section.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Europa League Round of 16: Dinamo Zagreb Defeats Benfica in First Leg!

March 7, 2019 - Dinamo Zagreb and Benfica met at Maksimir stadium on Thursday for the first leg of the Europa League round of 16. 

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Dinamo Zagreb Appoints First Woman President of Management Board

A woman will lead Dinamo Zagreb for the first time in the club’s history. 

Friday, 22 February 2019

Europa League Last 16 Draw: Dinamo Zagreb to Play Benfica

Dinamo Zagreb will play against Benfica in the Europa League round of 16!

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Europa League: Dinamo Zagreb Moves into Last 16!

February 21, 2019 - The Europa League fairytale continues for Dinamo Zagreb as they move into the round of 16. 

Friday, 15 February 2019

Europa League Round of 32: Viktoria Plzen Better than Dinamo in First Leg

Dinamo Zagreb and Viktoria Plzen met in the first leg of the Europa League round of 32 on Thursday night in the Czech Republic.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Is Zdravko Mamić Still a Part of Dinamo Zagreb?

The association ‘Dinamo, That’s Us’ announced on Sunday morning that Zdravko Mamić had been removed from Dinamo; deleted from the club’s Membership Registry. GNK Dinamo, on the other hand, quickly denounced the claim to say that Zdravko Mamić is still very much a part of the Zagreb club. 

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Dinamo Zagreb One of 20 Most Successful Clubs in Europe this Season

At the beginning of last season, the Croatian Football League led a fierce fight to be 15th place in the ranking of the best European leagues - Rijeka was in the playoffs of the Champions League, and Dinamo Zagreb, Hajduk Split, and Osijek in the playoffs of the Europa League. The start of the current European season, however, has been completely the opposite - and Croatian football has experienced a great downfall, reports Index.hr on October 27, 2018. 

Friday, 12 October 2018

UEFA Penalty Arrives for Dinamo: North Stands Closed for Next Match, 63,000 EUR Fine

Dinamo has already been fined a total of 140,000 euro this season for the use of pyrotechnics, racism and throwing objects onto the pitch.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Dinamo Opens New Season With Impressive Win in Champions League Qualifier

Dinamo played a brilliant match to open the season and secured a great advantage in the Champions League qualifications. 

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