“When they beat us, they were laughing with each other. The policemen, when they beat us, they are taking selfies with us.”
This account given by Shahid Khan, a Pakistani asylum seeker, is among countless reports of abuse by police guarding Hungary’s heavily reinforced borders.
He said he was attacked before being photographed and then chased away using police dogs, adding: “They treat us like animals, and we are humans.”
Humanitarian organisations say the treatment has become a feature of Hungary’s policy on refugees, with warnings from the United Nations falling on deaf ears in the country’s right-wing government.
Farhad, a 34-year-old man from Iran, described how he was among around 30 refugees including women and children who crossed Hungary’s border fence before being surrounded by dozens of police.
Uniformed men ordered them to sit on the ground with their hands on their heads – then a two-hour attack began.
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