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Hungarian Police Beat Moroccan, Then Push Him Illegally Back to Serbia

Date & Time 2021-12-18
Location Horgos-Roszke border crossing
Reported by No Name Kitchen
Coordinates 46.17537555, 19.97770314
Pushback from Hungary
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station no
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age 30 - 34
Group size 2
Countries of origin 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), kicking, pushing people to the ground
Police involved 4 Hungarian officers

At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14, the respondent and his friend crossed from Serbia into Hungary near the Horgos-Roeszke border crossing. Both men were Moroccan and in their early thirties. After three days of walking, they arrived at what the respondent described as the third village in Hungary. (He did not remember its name.) They had no food and no water. They also had not eaten in three days and were very hungry, so the respondent went into the village to buy food. There he was caught by the police, and the respondent told them that his friend was in the wilderness without food and water. Meanwhile, the latter was staying in an abandoned house two or three km outside the village. The police came in two cars- one police car and one regular car, two policemen in each. The respondent described that the officers wore green clothes. They beat him five or six times. “For twenty minutes one policeman was stepping on my head, pinning it between his foot and the ground,” he said. “They were laughing as they were beating me.” They took his bag and emptied it, throwing everything on the ground. This took place on Saturday. They asked him his name and returned him to Horgos.