“The police ordered the men to go back to Serbia.”

  • Date and time: March 25, 2018 00:00
  • Location: Horgos Border crossing, Hungary
  • Coordinates: 46.171096659068645, 19.993680035156217
  • Pushback from: Hungary
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 6 person(s), age: 16-25 , from: Pakistan
  • Minors involved? Yes
  • Violence used: no violence used
  • Police involved: Hungarian border police
  • Taken to a police station?: unknown
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention:
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: Yes
  • Reported by: Rigardu

Original Report

In the evening on March 25th. 2018, at about 10-11pm. 6 men from Pakistan crossed the Serbian-Hungarian border by hiding in a truck, in a container. The interviewee and his friend were both underaged – 16 years, the were about 20-25 years. They crossed the Serbian-Hungarian border near Horgos, probably at Horgos – Röszke Border Crossing Station. At the crossing Hungarian police officers checked the truck and caught the men. The men expressed their intention to seek asylum, but the officers didn’t respond appropriately. The officers searched their bodies and bags, and asked for their names. The men replied and the interviewee showed his identity card from Obrenovac camp.

No documents were filled nor did they take fingerprints or pictures. The men were not asked to sign any papers nor did they receive any documents. After about 3-4 hours the group was transported with car for about 10-15 minutes to another place on the Serbian-Hungarian border close to Horgos Serbia, where the police ordered the men to go back to Serbia. The men returned to the Serbian side and walked for 2-3 hours to Horgos Serbia.