“Three Syrian men beaten, pushed back from Hungary to Serbia”

  • Date and time: December 4, 2021 00:00
  • Location: At the Horgos-Roeszke border crossing
  • Coordinates: 46.1756319, 19.9843403
  • Pushback from: Hungary
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 3 person(s), age: 23, 25 and 55 years old , from: Syria
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking, pushing people to the ground
  • Police involved: They were described as Hungarian policemen wearing green uniforms.
  • 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

During the night of December 3 to December 4, three Syrian men, aged 23, 25, and 55, entered Hungary near the Serbian village of Rabe. Around 1:30 a.m. they were apprehended by three Hungarian policemen near the city of Szeged. The police officers were wearing full-face black masks and green uniforms, but the respondent claims that it was difficult to see because they were shining flashlights in their eyes. “They beat us,” the respondent said. “They made us get on the ground by hitting us in the knees, and they kicked us three or four times. They had weapons.” They called other policemen who arrived in a car, and they took them to the Serbian border near the Horgos-Roszke crossing. “They photographed us and took our phones but later returned them. No fingerprints were taken, and they did not steal anything.”