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Emprisoned and questioned for three days in Budapest

Date & Time 2021-07-20
Location Kelebija
Reported by Collective Aid
Coordinates 46.16837759, 19.55878446
Pushback from Hungary, Slovenia
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station yes
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age 25 - 25
Group size 2
Countries of origin Palestine, Morocco
Treatment at police station or other place of detention detention, photos taken, personal information taken, papers signed, no translator present, denial of access to toilets, denial of food/water
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved unknown
Violence used theft of personal belongings, Detention, Handcuffed/Strapped to a chair
Police involved 2 Slovenian police officers; 5 Hungarian police officers from Budapest to Kelebija

On the 17th of July, the respondent, a young man from Morrocco, reached the Slovenian border. The respondent reported that he was caught by the Slovenian police and taken to a police station in Slovenia where he was hoping to ask for international protection. The Slovenian officer refused to address his request and got in touch with the Hungarian police. The respondent states that later on a Hungarian officer, together with a team of 4 policemen, escorted him as well as a young Palestinian man to a van that drove them to the a Police Station in Budapest.

There, the respondent reported that he was held captive, strapped to a chair and with handcuffs on, for 3 days. He said he was being interrogated continuously. His phone was seized by police forces while he was being questioned. The respondent also claims having accessed only 1 meal and 1 drink everyday evening.

He was then driven from there to Kelebija, near the Serbian border. Police forces at the Kelebija bordercheck took a photo of the respondent holding a number, as well as a video. He said that he was then escorted to the the other side of the border and was left there.