Thursday 23 March 2017

Hungarian camerawoman fired for tripping and kicking refugees plans to sue migrant and Facebook

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A migrant carrying a child falls after tripping on TV camerawoman (R) Petra Laszlo while trying to escape from a collection point in Roszke village, Hungary
A migrant carrying a child falls after tripping on TV camerawoman (R) Petra Laszlo while trying to escape from a collection point in Roszke village, Hungary

The Hungarian camerawoman who was fired after she was filmed tripping refugees has revealed that she plans to sue Facebook and one of the refugees she was caught kicking.

Petra Laszlo, who was fired from Hungarian broadcaster N1 after the unsavoury incident, said that she will  file two lawsuits once her criminal trial is over.

In an interview with Russian newspaper, Izvestia, Laszlo said she will sue Facebook because it allegedly refused to remove groups threatening her while deleting those that showed her support.

In the interview, Laszlo said she will also sue Osama Abdul Mohsen, one of the Syrian refugees she kicked. "He changed his testimony, because he initially blamed the police," she said. "My husband wants to prove my innocence. For him, it is now a matter of honour."

Read more: WATCH: Hungarian TV camera woman fired for tripping Syrian refugees

In videos that were circulated all over the internet last month, Laszlo was seen kicking a man, who is holding a child in his arms.

The incident happened near Hungarian border village of Röszke on 8 September as refugees and migrants pushed through a police cordon.

In a separate incident at the field in Roszke on the same day, when hundreds of refugees broke through a police cordon, Laszlo can be seen kicking a young girl.

Laszlo eventually apologised for her actions but was fired from her job.

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