'"We were sleeping not far from the border and we wake up with the pepper spray in our eyes.

This was happening during the night 23 /24th of February. We were in a group of 25 people, just before us we have heard another group of 75 people ahead of us was beaten for 4 and half hours'

In the last two months MSF teams have treated an increasing number of patients who report disturbing practises of ill-treatment at the hand of border authorities at the Serbian/Hungarian border. Worrying levels of violence are not new in the Balkans, especially after the closure of the Balkan Road, but the quantity of reports as well as their disturbing details, has reached a new level of brutality in recent weeks.