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When the two of them tried to ask for asylum, the officers started [...] and kicking them even stronger

Date & Time 2019-01-26
Location Kelebija, Hungary
Reported by Escuela Con Alma
Coordinates 46.19414885, 19.61938098
Pushback from Hungary
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station no
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age 22 - 23
Group size 2
Countries of origin Afghanistan
Treatment at police station or other place of detention
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved 7
Violence used kicking, pushing people to the ground
Police involved 7 officers with a van

On the night of January, 26, 2019, the two young men crossed the border from Serbia to Hungary, near Kelebija (HUN). They crossed at 1 am, and after walking for one hour through the countryside, they decided to have a rest.

At around 3 am, the Hungarian authorities found them and started kicking them for 20-30 minutes. The two of them tried to ask for asylum, but the officers started insulting them and kicking them even stronger.

Afterwards, the officers took their sleeping bags and coats. Then, they pushed the two of them on the ground into the snow, keeping one foot on their backs to keep them down for approximately one hour.

Later, they had to enter a van and were deported back to Serbia.