“Four Syrians Beaten by Romanian Police and Pushed Back to Serbia”

  • Date and time: December 5, 2021 00:00
  • Location: Near the Serbian village of Majdan
  • Coordinates: 46.119163569387, 20.272542174219
  • Pushback from: Romania
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 4 person(s), age: 22-26, 55 , from: Syria
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), theft of personal belongings
  • Police involved: 2 Romanian 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

During the night of December 4-5, four Syrian men crossed into Romanian territory near the Serbian village of Majdan. Three of the men were in their early twenties, and the fourth was in his fifties. They were detained by two Romanian officers, who were wearing full-face masks and black clothes. They proceeded to beat the men. “I knew one of them,” said the respondent. “He had red hair and was short and skinny. And he was the one doing all the beating.”  The police took the powerbank of one of the men. The men were then taken back to the border with Serbia near Majdan.