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The Croatian Police Directorate on Saturday refuted in the strongest terms a section of the article published on the website of The Sun which claims that their reporter had passed through Croatia without undergoing border control at any moment, stressing that those claims were untrue and malicious.

These claims are untrue and malicious because the Croatian border police documented the entry of Emile Pierre Ghessen at 1410 hours on November 23, 2015 at the Tovarnik border crossings and a day later, on 24 November, the documents of the person in question were checked at the Zagreb Airport, at 1720 hours when he was leaving Croatia, read a statement which the Croatian Interior Ministry released on its website.

To prove its claim, the ministry released the photo of Ghessen's passport which had been scanned by Croatia's border control authorities.

"Publishing such untrue and malicious claims must be condemned in the strongest terms as they harm the reputation of not only the Croatian police, but of the Republic of Croatia, and portray Croatia as an unsafe country," the statement said.

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