“4 men were apprehended by Romanian police in Hungarian territory”

  • Date and time: June 21, 2022 17:00
  • Location: Majdan, Romania
  • Coordinates: 46.125932, 20.264844
  • Pushback from: Hungary, Romania
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 4 person(s), age: 16, 25, 26, 27 years old , from: Syria
  • Minors involved? Yes
  • Violence used: kicking, pushing people to the ground, insulting, dog attacks
  • Police involved: 5 Romanian officers (3 women, 2 men) with black uniforms (Romanian flag on it), batons, guns
  • 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

On Tuesday, the 21st of June 2022, 3 men and 1 unaccompanied minor were apprehended in Hungary and pushed back to Romania, and then to Serbia.

The respondent reports that the group of 4 crossed the border between Serbia and Romania at around 5 p.m. Then, they walked into Romania, heading to Hungary. They crossed the Hungarian border, and continued walking for 250 meters. Then the respondent reported that they saw 5 officers coming from Romania, with a dog, all running towards the group. The officers were reportedly wearing black uniforms, with a Romanian flag on their shoulder. The respondent states that they were ‘Romanian police officers’ intervening in Hungarian territory.

The respondent explained that the 4 men tried to hide, laying in the grass. When the Romanian officers shouted at them “stop, go back“, they obeyed. The respondent, as well as the other 3 men, stood up, and started walking in the direction of Romania, but the officers reportedly pushed them violently with their hands and kicked them with their feet anyway. One of the 4 men fell on the ground.

They were then brought back to the road DJ682, in Romanian territory, where 4 ‘police cars’, including 2 ‘jeeps’, were parked. They were forced to continue walking, followed by the 4 cars, to the Serbian border.