Slovenia: Ljubljana, Gay Asylum Seekers from Kosovo Victims of Violent Treatment

Drawing: Wolverine © Rob

Incident in Ljubljana:

In the early morning of Saturday, 15 March 2008, two gay men – asylum seekers from Kosovo – were victims of violent treatment of the police and the security staff in the Asylum Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia. They were harassed and bitten, repeatedly insulted as “fucking Albanians” and “fucking faggots”. The incident started in the Asylum Center where they were first molested by the police in their room, put in handcuffs and taken to the police station. They were transported to the police station Ljubljana-Vic in their underwear, in separate police vans. At the police station they were held in separate cells for around 12 hours without medical care and without food. They also didn’t get access to their lawyer. Around 6 p.m. in the evening they were released. On Monday morning they sought help at SKUC-LL, and were directed to medical examination and to the Ombudsman’s Office. Other human rights NGOs and the media were informed and the complaints were submitted to the police and to the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

Lesbian Section SKUC-LL
Metelkova 6, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
T +386 1 / 4327 306 & 4327 368
M +386 40 950 973


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