“Violent pushback near Horgos Border”

  • Date and time: August 3, 2022 00:00
  • Location: Near Horgos Border
  • Coordinates: 46.1527346, 19.9655305
  • Pushback from: Hungary
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 4 person(s), age: 20-24 years old , from: Pakistan, Tunisia
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), pushing people to the ground, destruction of personal belongings
  • Police involved: 4-5 hungarian policemen 8 hungarian army officers
  • Taken to a police station?: no
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention:
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: No
  • Reported by: Collective Aid

Original Report

The respondent was a 24 years old man from Pakistan. He tried to cross the border between Serbia and Hungary near Horgos. He was part of a 4 personnes group, 2 were Tunisian and 2 were pakistani.

He said that the police was already there when they crossed, 3 probably Hungarian army gisps were waiting for them with 8 military wearing black masks. They told them “stay there and sit down”,”They treated us like animals”.Then 4-5 policemen arrived.  He explained to me that they were treated like animals saying to them “don’t look up, don’t look up”, that’s why he is not entirely sure that they are Hungarian because he could not really see how they looked like.

People on the move were hiten in the face,  police broke their arms, cut their hands. There was a lot of  bleeding. The police took their mobile, their food, their power bank and their money.

After that the police took them with an other group of people and put them in a bus to the immigration border gate and let them there telling them to go. They came back to were they stayed walking: “They just don’t care, they pushed us back hiting us”