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One of the police officers hit the respondent on his stomach and stole 250€ from him

Date & Time 2022-12-09
Location Horgos border
Reported by Collective Aid
Coordinates 46.173338, 19.955593
Pushback from Hungary
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station yes
Minors involved yes
WLTI* involved no
Men involved yes
Age 10 - 35
Group size 150
Countries of origin Syria, Morocco, Tunisia
Treatment at police station or other place of detention photos taken
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved 30
Violence used beating (with batons/hands/other), insulting, destruction of personal belongings
Police involved 30 Hungarian policemen and military border officer. The respondent said the "Natou" police, they came with the hungarian border police cars

The respondent is a young man from Morocco in his twenties. He reports that, on the 10th September, he and 150 others people from Morocco, Tunisia and Syria, women and children included, tried to cross the border between Serbia and Hungary (Horgos Border).

They climbed the fence and, after walking for what felt like many kilometres, the respondent stated that the group was apprehended by around 30 Hungarian police officers with police cars. The respondent reported that within the 30 police officers there were military border police and “NATO” police. One of the policeman reportedly hit him on the stomach and stole from him 250€. He also tried to broke his phone beating it with a stick.

It was very cold and the officers took them with other people on the move in front of the police station. They complained but no one answered to them. They dropped them to the border, took pictures of them and sent them back to Serbia.