CCN has learned that tensions between Liberland‘s neighboring countries and the Liberland Settlement Association are growing.
Earlier in the day on Thursday, a member of the LSA was arrested by Croatian authorities inside of Liberland’s borders. According to the LSA, this is a violation of the Danube and Geneva Conventions. The man, Ulrik Grøssel Haagensen, had just arrived in Liberland after a long journey, according to the LSA.
The motives of Croatian police are unclear, but nearby citizens of Liberland immediately began to lobby them for his release. The tiny government of Liberland has stated that it will try to secure the release of its citizen by whatever means it must, though it hasn’t any police or army like does Croatia.
From the statement by the LSA:
The LSA is appealing to the regional delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross to ensure the humanitarian treatment of Haagensen in the notorious Croatian prisons, and to request the protection