ENAR staff member racially profiled and detained at Zagreb Airport

Europe’s racist border policies a growing danger to racialised people: “One policeman told me that Croatia is a homogenous white society, that I am black and that gives them the right to ask for my documents”


Emmanuel’s original post recounting the entire incident can be found here.


For more information or to arrange an interview, contact:     

Nabil Sanaullah, ENAR Communications and Press Manager  

Mobile: +32 (0)487 400 423 – Email: nabil@enar-eu.org – Web: www.enar-eu.org 

CPS PR Contact Information

Mobile: +385912400185 – E-mail: cms@cms.hr – Web: www.cms.hr

Notes to editors:    

  • The European Network Against Racism (ENAR aisbl) stands against racism and discrimination and advocates equality and solidarity for all in Europe. We connect local and national anti-racist NGOs throughout Europe and voice the concerns of ethnic and religious minorities in European and national policy debate 
  • Centre for Peace Studies (Croatian abbreviation: CMS; English abbreviation: CPS) is a civil society organisation that protects human rights and pursues social change based on the values of democracy, anti-fascism, nonviolence, peacebuilding, solidarity and equality using activism, education, research, advocacy and direct support. We work with communities, initiatives, organisations, media, institutions and individuals in Croatia and internationally.
  • A full accounting of Emmanuel Achiri’s experience can be found on LinkedIn at the following link or via the following PDF link
  • Photograph of Emmanuel Achiri available here
  • Photograph of Emmanuel Achiri handcuffed here

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