“Hungarian Police Badly Beat Moroccan Man Before Pushing Him Back to Serbia”

  • Date and time: December 2, 2021 00:00
  • Location: Near Horgos-Roeszke border crossing
  • Coordinates: 46.175758374886, 19.979335972461
  • Pushback from: Hungary
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 1 person(s), age: 24 , from: Morocco
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking, pushing people to the ground, insulting
  • Police involved: 4 Hungarian 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: No Name Kitchen

Original Report

In the evening of December 2, the respondent, a twenty-four-year-old Moroccan man, entered Hungary from Serbia near the Horgos-Roeszke border crossing. Shortly thereafter he was stopped by two Hungarian policemen. “They tied my hands behind my back and forced me to the ground,” he said. “They began to beat me by kicking me. In my face, my back, my stomach. Everything was swollen, and blood started to flow.” As they were beating him, the policemen yelled at him, “Fuck you! Fuck you! Go back to Serbia!” A car with two other policemen came. “Now there were four who were beating me,” he continued. “They beat me and beat me. They spat in my face.” Later he was pushed back to Serbia at Horgos-Roeszke.

Three days later, at the interview, the respondent’s face was still swollen and heavily bruised. He complained about dizziness and a buzzing sound in his ears.