“They were beaten with fists, sticks and kicking on all parts of their body”

  • Date and time: November 23, 2017 16:00
  • Location: Near Horgos crossing, Hungary
  • Coordinates: 46.1793272, 19.983020500000066
  • Pushback from: Hungary
  • Pushback to: Serbia
  • Demographics: 28 person(s), age: unknown , from: Pakistan, Nepal
  • Minors involved? Unknown
  • Violence used: beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking, dog attacks, theft of personal belongings
  • Police involved: Hungarian male border police, catchment and violence: several (8-9) police in blue uniforms with 3 police dogs and small civil car, transportation to deportation with big police van
  • 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

On November 22-23rd 2017, 28 men walked from Subotica, Serbia, across the Serbian-Hungarian border and report being caught by several (8-9) policemen in blue uniforms, with 3 police dogs with muzzles and a small civilian car. They were caught after about 2-3 hours of walking into Hungarian territory on the 23rd at about 4-5am. The men expressed their intention to seek asylum, and the police asked for their personal details, their route and destination, and took pictures of them. The police also searched their bodies and belongings, and some money and electric devices were confiscated.

Afterwards the police violently assaulted them, and used the police dogs against them. They were beaten with fists, sticks and kicking on all parts of their body. They were further attacked by the dogs. Afterwards the men were transported in what was described as a big police van to the Serbian-Hungarian border near Horgos Serbia. On the following morning at about 7-8am. The police ordered the men to go back to the Serbian side. The men ran away and walked back to Subotica Serbia.