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What are you doing here, terrorist? Go back and don’t try to come again!

Date & Time 2019-08-03
Location Tompa, Hungary, near Kelebija (SRB)
Reported by Escuela Con Alma
Coordinates 46.17481193, 19.55871583
Pushback from Hungary
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station no
Minors involved yes
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age 14 - 27
Group size 5
Countries of origin Afghanistan
Treatment at police station or other place of detention
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved 6
Violence used beating (with batons/hands/other), insulting, pouring water over one's head, forcing to undress, theft of personal belongings
Police involved 6 Hungarian police officers with uniforms, cars

A group of five, aged 14, 15, 16, 22 and 27 were detained by the Hungarian authorities on the Hungarian side of the border near Kelebija (SRB) in the night of March 8, 2019, at 10.30 pm. Six officers in two cars stopped the group, shouting and insulting them:

“What are you doing here, terrorist? Go back and don’t try to come again!”

They hit one of the children, 15 years old, with a big stone on his knee which seriously injured him and made it difficult for him to walk. The officers attacked also the other individuals with batons, beating their heads and backs. Afterwards, they took their mobile phones and money. They would never return any of their belongings. They also forced one individual to undress. After that, the police poured ice water on their necks and bodies and forced them to return to Serbia in the middle of the cold night.