Croatia Police Say German Reporter Helped Migrants Cross Illegally

Croatia Police Say German Reporter Helped Migrants Cross Illegally


ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) – Croatian police say that a German reporter was briefly detained and fined for illegally entering the country from Bosnia with a group of migrants.

Police said in a statement late Saturday that a court has ordered the 44-year-old German citizen to pay a fine of about 500 euros (£420/$565). The man and seven migrants were caught Saturday in Cetingrad, near Bosnia’s border, the statement said.

No other details about the German citizen were immediately known. Croatian police said he told them he was a reporter.

The man was fined for illegal entry but the court dropped police charges accusing him of helping the migrants cross as well, according to the statement. Police will appeal the ruling, they said.

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