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Four Syrians Beaten by Romanian Police and Pushed Back to Serbia

Date & Time 2021-05-12
Location Near the Serbian village of Majdan
Reported by No Name Kitchen
Coordinates 46.11916357, 20.27254217
Pushback from Romania
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station no
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age 22 - 55
Group size 4
Countries of origin Syria
Treatment at police station or other place of detention
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved 2
Violence used beating (with batons/hands/other), theft of personal belongings
Police involved 2 Romanian officers

During the night of December 4-5, four Syrian men crossed into Romanian territory near the Serbian village of Majdan. Three of the men were in their early twenties, and the fourth was in his fifties. They were detained by two Romanian officers, who were wearing full-face masks and black clothes. They proceeded to beat the men. “I knew one of them,” said the respondent. “He had red hair and was short and skinny. And he was the one doing all the beating.”  The police took the powerbank of one of the men. The men were then taken back to the border with Serbia near Majdan.