Violence on the EU's external borders: "Go! Go to Bosnia!"

Beatings at the Border Europe's Violent Shadow Army Unmasked

Mysterious men wearing balaclavas are beating up refugees at the external EU border or abandoning them at sea. Months of reporting now reveals who is behind the operations.
Nazila and her brother Farzin: "If you tell them that you refuse to go back to Bosnia, they get furious."

Nazila and her brother Farzin: "If you tell them that you refuse to go back to Bosnia, they get furious."

Foto: DER SPIEGEL / Lighthouse Reports
Border guards during a pushback: "Interventna Policija"

Border guards during a pushback: "Interventna Policija"

Foto: DER SPIEGEL / Lighthouse Reports / SRF / Medienpartner
Charred trash on the border: "Not the decision of an individual police officer."

Charred trash on the border: "Not the decision of an individual police officer."

Foto: DER SPIEGEL / Lighthouse Reports / ARD / Medienpartner

New dirt road towards Bosnia and Herzegovina. Satellite image: Maxar Technologies

Junior Amba with his wife a child: Abandoned on the dark waters of the Aegean

Junior Amba with his wife a child: Abandoned on the dark waters of the Aegean

Foto: Julian Busch / DER SPIEGEL
European Commissioner Ylva Johansson: "Serious concerns"

European Commissioner Ylva Johansson: "Serious concerns"

Foto:

Olivier Matthys / REUTERS

Life rafts from the Greek company Lalizas: Crimes at the border, paid for by European citizens

Life rafts from the Greek company Lalizas: Crimes at the border, paid for by European citizens

Foto: Emrah Gurel / AP / dpa