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Refugees say they were beaten in FYROM

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Refugees who bypassed a border fence to enter Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) say FYROM forces beat and gave them electric shocks before driving them back to Greece.

Syrian Molham al-Masri, 21, says he was among the hundreds of people from the congested Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek side of the border who entered FYROM after walking through the countryside on Monday.

He said Tuesday that after entering FYROM, his group was surrounded by FYROM soldiers, who attacked them.

He tells the Associated Press "they hit me with a baton … others were hit with Tasers."

Al-Masri said the FYROM army then forced them into a military vehicle, took them back to the Greek border and smashed through the border fence before sending them back to Greece.

[AP]