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Three men arrested at the train station of Budapest are pushed back to Serbia

Date & Time 2022-05-25
Location Subotica, Serbia
Reported by Collective Aid
Coordinates 46.17689814, 19.57843249
Pushback from Hungary
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station yes
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age 28 - 28
Group size 3
Countries of origin Morocco, Algeria
Treatment at police station or other place of detention photos taken
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved Unknown
Violence used no violence used
Police involved At least a regular Hungarian policewoman

The respondent explains he succeeded to reach the train station of Budapest around mid-day on the 25th of May with a friend. He separated from this friend to go buy train tickets for both of them. That is when he met two Algerian men he knew from Serbia. They greeted each other in Arabic which the police heard. They directly came to them and asked for their passports.

The police arrested the three of them and took them to a police station, referred by the respondent as “border police” in Budapest. They asked him to give them the train tickets he just bought. The respondent says he destroyed them then, which made the policewoman very angry. After about 2 hours asking for water, they finally received some. The police took pictures of them.

They were driven back the Serbian border in the evening, which took about two hours by car.

The respondent explains that they were pushed back through a gate in the fence close to Subotica. He adds the police recorded a video of them passing through the gate back to Serbia.