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The woman in uniform had no mercy, she was beating the kids and forced them to stay in the car

Date & Time 2023-03-22
Location near Kelebia, Hungary
Reported by No Name Kitchen
Coordinates 46.1958608, 19.6066291
Pushback from Hungary
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station no
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved no
Age 35
Group size 25
Countries of origin Syria
Treatment at police station or other place of detention photos taken, denial of food/water
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved 6
Violence used beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking, pushing people to the ground, insulting, forcing to undress
Police involved 6 hungarian police officers wearing blue navy uniforms with hungarian patches on their arms; 3 white police vans with blue stripes.

On the 22nd of March a group of 10 people, all from Syria, was pushed back from Hungary to Serbia.

The respondent is a 24 year old Syrian man.

The respondent states that around 2 am the group was apprehended in the forest by 2 men, dressed in blue navy uniforms with the Hungarian patch on the arm and, according to him, they had to walk for 30 minutes to arrive where 3 white van with blue stripes – identified as Hungarian police cars – were waiting for them.

According to the respondent, there he saw 3 young men in uniforms and one woman in uniform, identified as well as Hungarian police officers; the respondent further describes one of the man in uniforms as bold. Reportedly, the officers forced the group to undress and to stay kneeling and facing the ground for hours.

The respondent reports that the lights of the cars were on to flash while the people in uniforms were taking pictures of the members of the transit group, wearing  just their underwear.

The respondent recalls that the group was forced to get into one of the vans, and that inside there were already at least 15 people. Reportedly, the group tried to explain to them that it was impossible to fit all inside the vehicle, due to the amount of people inside.  He further reports that after this request the officers  started to beat them and push them harder inside the van.

According to the respondent, eventually, they were 25 people inside the same vehicle.

The respondent recounts that if someone tried to get out of the van, the people in uniforms would punch them even more. He also recalls that in the car there were also two women and 3 kids, and one of them was a baby, aged just 3 or 4 months old. According to the respondent, they were so tightly packed in the van that one of the kids was stuck under the weight of other people.

He further underlines that the woman officer was the one who hit the most and that she was beating them with her baton and kicking the women and the kids, forcing them to stay in the car.

“She had no mercy.”

Reportedly, the group asked many times for water, but they did not get any.

The group stayed in the car until 12pm of the day after, before eventually being released and pushed back in the area of Kelebia.