“The behavior of the Hungarian police is not good. [...] [they] came with a very big dog and it wanted to eat everybody.”

  • Date and time: May 27, 2022 03:45
  • Location: Horgos, Serbia
  • Coordinates: 46.158929747942, 19.8955398561
  • Pushback from: Hungary
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 33 person(s), age: unknown , from: Afghanistan
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: insulting, theft of personal belongings
  • Police involved: 2 Hungarian policewomen, 5 Hungarian policemen, 2 policemen referred as "German" by the respondent
  • 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

In the early morning of the 27th of May a group of 33 Afghan men was pushed back from Hungary to Serbia.

“The behavior of the Hungarian police is not good. Last night I was in Hungary, the police came with a very big dog and it wanted to eat everybody.”

The respondent explains that he saw two policemen that he thinks were German “because they had something on the arm with the German flag colors”. He adds there were also 5 Hungarian policemen and two Hungarian policewomen who had different marks on their arms than the ones he refers to as “German”.

The group of 26 Afghan men was in the Hungarian forest close to the border for two days when they were found by the police and arrested around 1 or 2 am.

“They took my power bank and didn’t give it back. My power bank and some mobile phones. When the Hungarian police take mobiles they don’t give them back.”

The respondent says there was a silver car from Frontex but he does not think that the officers were wearing light blue bands on their arms. He says that in total there were 3 or 4 vehicles including two white and blue “buses”.

He emphasizes that “their behavior is very bad. This police wanted to hit everybody but they didn’t do it. They said to everybody fuck you and other bad words in English. They used bad words for everybody.”

“When you looked at this police he took the dog to you, made it come near you just to make you afraid. The dog bit our bags and clothes but fortunately no people.”

He adds that the police took pictures of the people arrested and then put them into a “bus”. “Inside was like a jail with very small rooms.” He said they were all put there and found 7 or 8 other people already in, adding to 33 or 34 people.

“After they drove to the border and deported us to Serbia around 3:30 or 4 am this morning.”