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They were kicked one by one, and the police ordered them to 'go to Subotica, don’t come back!'

Date & Time 2017-09-21
Location Near Tompa, Hungary
Reported by No Name Kitchen
Coordinates 46.16942936, 19.56390381
Pushback from Hungary
Pushback to Serbia
Taken to a police station unknown
Minors involved no
WLTI* involved no
Men involved no
Age unknown
Group size 6
Countries of origin Afghanistan
Treatment at police station or other place of detention personal information taken
Overall number of policemen and policewomen involved 11
Violence used kicking
Police involved Hungarian border police, 3 members of special forces, 4 police men, and 4 police women

A 20 year old person from Afghanistan reports that he was pushed back from Hungary to Serbia, on September 21st, 2017. He states that the police caught him along with a group of 6 people, approximately 20km after the border, on a highway in Hungary. They were 3 officers, whom the respondent alleges were members of Hungarian special forces (“army police officers” according to our interviewee) and 4 police men on the road with 3 police women. The interviewee recalls that the officers asked them where they were going, and they answered Austria. Their phones were taken. They waited 1 hour on the highway while their mobiles were checked, as well as their belongings.

The interviewee reports that then, a car arrived, and they asked for their belongings back, but nothing was given back to them. They were kicked one by one, and the police ordered them to “go to Subotica, don’t come back!”. The officers also took pictures of them, and asked for their names and filled out a document with their information.