“When they found the six of them, they started to punch and kick them [...]”

  • Date and time: February 2, 2019 09:00
  • Location: Subotica, Serbia
  • Coordinates: 46.094966663894105, 19.660734950013875
  • Push-back from: Hungary
  • Push-back to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 6 person(s), age: 14, 16, 29, all others 17/18 years old , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? Yes
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking, pushing people to the ground
  • Police involved: 2 - 3 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: Escuela Con Alma

Original Report

On February 2, 2019, the group of six wanted to cross the border from Serbia to Hungary. In Subotica (SRB), they hid in two trucks. Two of them in one truck and the other four in another one.

At 9 am in the morning, the authorities checked the trucks. When they found the six of them, they started to punch and kick them, one of the officers used a baton.

At some point thou, the six people on the move managed to escape.