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Beaten up at the back of a Police car

Date & Time 2021-01-08
Location Majdan, Serbia
Reported by Collective Aid
Coordinates 46.09289543, 20.25746831
Pushback from Romania
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station no
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age 48 - 48
Group size 4
Countries of origin Syria, Morocco
Treatment at police station or other place of detention
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved 4
Violence used beating (with batons/hands/other)
Police involved 4 Romanian Police officers, 1 Police car, 1 Police station-wagon

The respondent, a 48 yers-old Moroccan man, claimed that he had crossed the Serbia-Romania border on the night of August, 1st at 3AM. He was travelling with three other men, one from Syria, two from Morocco. The events he described all took place in the Majdan vicinity.

The respondent reported that when the group just crossed the border, one Romanian Police car stopped by. Two officers came out and summoned the group to sit on the floor. Shortly after a second car, a station wagon with seats in the boot joined the first Police patrol. The two officers that came out took the group apart and told them to sit in the boot.

« They came to us and started beating us », recalls the respondent.

The group was then driven back to the border by the police and pushed back to Serbia.