“Three men arrested at the train station of Budapest are pushed back to Serbia ”

  • Date and time: May 25, 2022 20:00
  • Location: Subotica, Serbia
  • Coordinates: 46.176898138789, 19.578432486532
  • Pushback from: Hungary
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 3 person(s), age: 28 - unknown , from: Morocco, Algeria
  • Minors involved? No
  • Violence used: no violence used
  • Police involved: At least a regular Hungarian policewoman
  • Taken to a police station?: yes
  • Treatment at police station or other place of detention: photos taken
  • Was the intention to ask for asylum expressed?: No
  • Reported by: Collective Aid

Original Report

The respondent explains he succeeded to reach the train station of Budapest around mid-day on the 25th of May with a friend. He separated from this friend to go buy train tickets for both of them. That is when he met two Algerian men he knew from Serbia. They greeted each other in Arabic which the police heard. They directly came to them and asked for their passports.

The police arrested the three of them and took them to a police station, referred by the respondent as “border police” in Budapest. They asked him to give them the train tickets he just bought. The respondent says he destroyed them then, which made the policewoman very angry. After about 2 hours asking for water, they finally received some. The police took pictures of them.

They were driven back the Serbian border in the evening, which took about two hours by car.

The respondent explains that they were pushed back through a gate in the fence close to Subotica. He adds the police recorded a video of them passing through the gate back to Serbia.