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Hungarian officers beat Serbian migrants severely, rights group says

Since July 5, migrants caught within 8 kilometers (5 miles) of the border are being returned to the Serbian side of the border.

Published: July 13, 2016 12:18:46 pm
Hungary, migrants severely in Hungary, Serbian Migrants Severly beaten in Hungary, Serbian Migrants beaten and send back in Hungary,Serbian Migrants beaten, Sebian Migrants, International news, Latest news, world news Children stand in a tent inside a migrant camp at Serbia’s border with Hungary. In what appears to be another refugee crisis in the making in Europe, the numbers are surging at camps on Serbia’s border with EU country Hungary. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

A rights group says Hungarian police and soldiers are beating some migrants severely before sending them back across the border to Serbia.

Since July 5, migrants caught within 8 kilometers (5 miles) of the border are being returned to the Serbian side of the border.

According to one of the claims noted by Human Rights Watch, a group of men were beaten by soldiers for two hours after being detained in Hungary.

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The report released Wednesday also said Hungary is quickly dismissing most asylum claims from single men, while accepting only 15 claims daily at each of the two transit zones on the Serbian border.

Lydia Gall, the group’s regional researcher, said “Hungary is breaking all the rules for asylum seekers” and called on the EU to enforce its laws.

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