People tell us that they are beaten, made to lie on the ground while police officers stomp on them wearing boots, that their clothes and shoes are often confiscated in the snow so that they have to walk back to Serbia barefoot through the cold. The bruising and the other symptoms that we see and treat are consistent with the type of abuses described.
It’s like a “standard package of abuse”, a ritual of brutality at the EU’s own border designed to stop people from trying to cross again. It is just shocking that this is happening with European leaders turning a blind eye. (March 8, 2017)