(ANSA) - BELGRADE, MARCH 13 - ''The Amnesty International report covers a period between June and December 2018 and abuse cases were constantly reported. It is up to the Croatian authorities to put together an effective system to guarantee asylum and avoid abuse''. That is what Massimo Moratti, director for research at Amnesty International's European office, told ANSA, replying to the statements released by the Croatian Interior Minister, Davor Bozinovic, who rejected the allegations contained in a report issued today by Amnesty International on alleged illegal behavior of the Croatian police against migrants and refugees. ''The rules are clear - continues Moratti - the Schengen Borders Code cannot be used as a pretext to derogate from the rules on human rights. The same legislation - Moratti added - clearly decree that collective expulsion cannot occur and torture and ill-treatment are absolutely prohibited''. (ANSA).

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