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All of the police officers surrounded the men and attacked them

Date & Time 2017-11-17
Location Near Subotica, Hungary
Reported by Rigardu
Coordinates 46.184311, 19.703865
Pushback from Hungary
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station unknown
Minors involved yes
WLTI* involved no
Men involved no
Age 15 - 30
Group size 20
Countries of origin Pakistan, Nepal, India
Treatment at police station or other place of detention
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved unknown
Violence used beating (with batons/hands/other), kicking, dog attacks
Police involved Hungarian male border police with blue uniforms, catchment and violence: 4 border police officers, 2 police dogs, deportation in big police vans

On November 17th. 2017, 20 men walked from Subotica Serbia across the Serbian-Hungarian border and were caught by 4 border police officers, about 1 km. into Hungarian territory, at 9pm. The men expressed their intention to seek asylum, so the police asked for their personal details and destination. The police laughed about the origin of the men and their intentions. They searched their bodies and belongings, and proceeded to violently assault them.

The police forced the men to kneel down and look towards the ground. All of the police officers surrounded the men and attacked them. The police beat the men using palms, fists, sticks and kicking them on all parts of their body. The police further let their 2 dogs attack the men, scratching and biting them. The interviewee was scratched by dogs, and a week later he still had wounds on his right wrist, right ring finger and left middle finger. The assault lasted for about 10 min.

Next the police transported the men in a big police van to the Serbian-Hungarian border near the catchment place, where they were forced to go back to Serbia.