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He said the dog bite came after an order from the police.

Date & Time 2022-10-10
Location Horgos, Serbia
Reported by Collective Aid
Coordinates 46.17665273, 19.97820854
Pushback from Hungary
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station yes
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age 25 - 25
Group size 3
Countries of origin Morocco
Treatment at police station or other place of detention photos taken
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved 2
Violence used pepper spray, dog attacks
Police involved 1 policeman and 1 policewoman with a dog. Dark blue Hungarian police uniform, rendorseg on the back.

The respondent reports that he was found by a police dog in the grass a few kilometers from the Serbian-Hungarian border fence around Horgos in the forest at 11pm on 9th October. He was with one other friend who was not found, therefore the respondent was apprehended on his own. He reports that he saw two police officers, one woman and one man and two police vans. The respondent explained that he was found by the dog and then bitten and scratched. He said that the dog on its own did not seem threatening but was only sniffing around. He reports that the dog bite came after an order from the police.

He reports that he was taken over to the female officer who pepper sprayed him whilst being repeatedly told not to come back to Hungary, ‘go to Serbia, Serbia, Serbia.’ Amongst the shouting the respondent recalls death threats and swearing. He reports being taken from this location in a van to the border crossing at Horgos, picking up two other people-on-the-move on the way. He could not recall the vehicles because he said after he had been pepper sprayed he did not see anything. He knew little of the two men, other than that they had also been pepper sprayed.

At the Horgos border, the respondent reports that they were taken to the police office at the crossing, their photos were taken and they were sent back to Serbia out of the other side of the building around 7.00 am on the 10th October.