“When I was crossing the fence to Hungary the border police sprayed my face and I fell. When I fell, I lost consciousness and I woke up here”

  • Date and time: May 24, 2022 22:00
  • Location: Horgos, Serbia
  • Coordinates: 46.162116812696, 19.907536052091
  • Pushback from: Hungary
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 12 person(s), age: 16 - rest is unknown , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? Yes
  • Violence used: pepper spray
  • 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: Collective Aid

Original Report

“When I was crossing the fence to Hungary the border police sprayed my face and I fell. When I fell, I lost consciousness and I woke up here”.

The 16 years old respondent explains he was carried back by the friends travelling with him and woke up in the squat where they stay, a few hours later, with blood on his right leg and cuts from the border fence all overs his hands.

“When he sprayed my face, I didn’t know anything anymore, I forgot everything.”

One of the respondent’s friends who was present during the incident adds “When the police sprayed his face he didn’t know anything anymore, we had to carry him back here. The group didn’t cross the fence at the end. The boy wanted to cross but the police sprayed his face and we escaped back here with him because he was really not ok.”