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Three Syrian men beaten, pushed back from Hungary to Serbia

Date & Time 2021-04-12
Location At the Horgos-Roeszke border crossing
Reported by No Name Kitchen
Coordinates 46.1756319, 19.9843403
Pushback from Hungary
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station no
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age 23 - 55
Group size 3
Countries of origin Syria
Treatment at police station or other place of detention
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved 3-7
Violence used beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking, pushing people to the ground
Police involved Hungarian officers wearing green uniforms

During the night of December 3 to December 4, three Syrian men, aged 23, 25, and 55, entered Hungary near the Serbian village of Rabe. Around 1:30 a.m. they were apprehended by three Hungarian officers near the city of Szeged. The officers wore full-face black masks and green uniforms, but the respondent says that it was difficult to see because they were shining flashlights in their eyes. “They beat us,” the respondent said. “They made us get on the ground by hitting us in the knees, and they kicked us three or four times. They had weapons.” They called other policemen who arrived in a car, and they took them to the Serbian border near the Horgos-Roszke crossing. “They photographed us and took our phones but later returned them. No fingerprints were taken, and they did not steal anything.”