“For 10-15 minutes, the officers beat and kicked them, and also doused them with cold water”

  • Date and time: January 30, 2019 00:00
  • Location: Kelebija, Hungary, close to Kelebija
  • Coordinates: 46.1958608, 19.606629099999964
  • Pushback from: Hungary
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 4 person(s), age: two 14 year old, others unknown , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? Yes
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking, water immersion
  • Police involved: Approximately 10-15 Hungarian male officers wearing uniforms and with cars
  • Taken to a police station?: unknown
  • 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 the night of January 29, 2019, four men from Afghanistan crossed the border from Serbia to Hungary near Kelebija. Two of them were minors, approximately 14 years old. When the four of them reached Kelebija (HUN), around 10 to 15 Hungarian officers approached them with cars. For 10-15 minutes, the officers beat and kicked them, also doused them with cold water. The people on the move didn’t ask for asylum and no fingerprints were taken.

They were immediately pushed back to Serbia.