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Hungarian Police Badly Beat Moroccan Man Before Pushing Him Back to Serbia

Date & Time 2021-02-12
Location Near Horgos-Roeszke border crossing
Reported by No Name Kitchen
Coordinates 46.17575837, 19.97933597
Pushback from Hungary
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station no
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age 24 - 24
Group size 1
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, insulting
Police involved 4 Hungarian officers

In the evening of December 2, the respondent, a twenty-four-year-old Moroccan man, entered Hungary from Serbia near the Horgos-Roeszke border crossing. Shortly thereafter he was stopped by two Hungarian policemen. “They tied my hands behind my back and forced me to the ground,” he said. “They began to beat me by kicking me. In my face, my back, my stomach. Everything was swollen, and blood started to flow.” As they were beating him, the policemen yelled at him, “Fuck you! Fuck you! Go back to Serbia!” A car with two other policemen came. “Now there were four who were beating me,” he continued. “They beat me and beat me. They spat in my face.” Later he was pushed back to Serbia at Horgos-Roeszke.

Three days later, at the interview, the respondent’s face was still swollen and heavily bruised. He complained about dizziness and a buzzing sound in his ears.