“We are not coming here for joking, we want life”

  • Date and time: June 15, 2022 03:00
  • Location: Kelebija, Serbia
  • Coordinates: 46.168272278289, 19.558775423648
  • Pushback from: Hungary
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 9 person(s), age: 11-22 years old , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? Yes
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking, destruction of personal belongings
  • Police involved: 5 hungarian police 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

The respondent is a 16 years old boy from afghanistan. He was pushed back  on the 14th june 2022 at 3 AM from Hungary to Serbia. He was pushed back with eight other Afghan PoMs, aged from 11 to 22.

The respondent states that after five hours walking in Hungary, the group was apprehended by five Hungarian police officers driving a blue car. According to the respondent, the nine of them were beaten with kicks, punches and batons. The respondent got a very swollen jaw, and the doctors that visited him afterwards were suspecting a fracture.

The respondent also recalls that the police officers  broke their phones. They did not ask for personal information, but only for their country of origin and no pictures were taken. None of the POM expressed the will to ask for asylum.

The respondent reports that, after they were beaten, they were loaded into a van, taken to the border crossing point of Kelebia and pushed back from there.

We are not coming here for joking, we want life