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If we catch you three times in Hungary, we will beat you. Go!

Date & Time 2018-12-31
Location Kelebia, Hungary
Reported by Escuela Con Alma
Coordinates 46.1958608, 19.6066291
Pushback from Hungary
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station yes
Minors involved yes
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age 15 - 20
Group size 12
Countries of origin Afghanistan
Treatment at police station or other place of detention detention, denial of access to toilets, denial of food/water
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved 8
Violence used no violence used
Police involved 8 police officers in uniforms, one dog in the back of the car

The group of 12, some of them minors, was cought by Hungarian authorities near Kelebija. They expressed their wish to stay in the EU and requested asylum, but were told:

“No, we will send you back.”

They were then brought to a police station and locked in a car garage. It was very cold there and they didn’t have anything to drink or eat. When they asked for a toilet to wash themselves, they were not allowed to.

After five hours, the officers pushed the 12 of them back to Serbia, telling them:

“If we catch you three times in Hungary, we will beat you. Go!”