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He did not ask for asylum - they did not let him speak

Date & Time 2022-12-18
Location Subotica, Serbia
Reported by No Name Kitchen
Coordinates 46.1898125, 19.6614375
Pushback from Hungary
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station yes
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved no
Age unknown
Group size 10
Countries of origin Afghanistan, Morocco, Tunisia, unknown
Treatment at police station or other place of detention detention, no translator present
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved 3
Violence used no violence used
Police involved 3 officers in blue police uniforms, 1 police van

On the 17th of December 2022 a man from Tunisia- the respondent- was apprehended on a train in Budapest and pushed back to Serbia.

Two minutes before the departure, the respondent reports that three people in blue uniforms- that he identifies as police officers- forced him to get off from the train. Reportedly, the people identified as officers took the respondent to a police station, but he cannot remember the exact location where he was taken.

The officers searched the respondent- he thought that they were looking for money- but did not take anything from him. He states that stealing and beating mostly happens before the route 55- a large road that crosses  Hungary horizontally, near the Serbian-Hungarian border- but usually does not happen if people are apprehended in Budapest.

After two hours at the police station, the officers reportedly took the respondent to a facility that he identifies as a “prison” where he had to stay from 10 am until 4 am of the next day.

There, there were other people, including some from Afghanistan, Morocco and other countries that the respondent cannot recall at the time of the interview.

At 4 am a vehicle that the respondent describes as a “big car” arrived there, and after being loaded in, he was driven with 9-11 other people that were in the “prison” with him back to the Serbian border, close to Subotica.

At 8 am the respondent was in Serbia again. He did not ask for asylum in Hungary, because he statesthat the officers did not let him speak, so he did not have the possibility to do it. He reports that this is the second time that he was pushed backfrom Budapest.