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"They have no heart."

Date & Time 2022-12-10
Location Near Horgos, Serbia, not far from A1 highway.
Reported by Collective Aid
Coordinates 46.15796661, 19.89800975
Pushback from Hungary
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station no
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age unknown
Group size 5
Countries of origin Morocco
Treatment at police station or other place of detention
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved Unknown
Violence used insulting
Police involved Unknown number of Hungarian officers

On October 12, at approximately 1 AM, a group of five men from Morocco walked into Hungary. The respondent said when he climbed over the fence, he cut himself on the barbed wire. Not long after, the Hungarian police intercepted the group and told them to sit on the ground and wait. The respondent asked for water, but his request was denied. He told them how much pain he was in, but they only told him to sit down and relax.

About thirty-five minutes later, more officers arrived but the respondent was unsure about the number. One of the officers was wearing a medical mask, so the respondent assumed she was a doctor. He asked her whether she could help him with his hand, which was still bleeding, she only smiled and suggested he cut off his own hand if it hurt so much. “I am a human being,” the respondent said. “Please help me.” The rest of the officers reportedly laughed and smoked while the respondent was in severe pain. These people, the respondent said, “They have no heart.” He continued: “Before I left Morocco, I didn’t know anything about Hungary, but now I hate them.”

The respondent spent approximately three hours in Hungary before being driven back to the Serbian border in a police border patrol vehicle.