- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A Hungarian camerawoman who sparked international outrage after she was caught on camera kicking Syrian refugees has announced plans to sue one of the migrants and Facebook once her criminal trial in Hungary concludes.

Petra Laszlo was fired in September by broadcaster N1TV after footage emerged showing her tripping up a refugee, who had his young son in his arms, near the Hungarian border village of Roszke, Sky News reported.

Ms. Laszlo told a Russian newspaper that she plans to sue the refugee, Osama Abdul Mohsen, for allegedly changing his testimony to police, as well as Facebook for allegedly refusing to remove threatening groups on the social media site.

“He changed his testimony because he initially blamed the police,” Ms. Laszlo told the paper. “My husband wants to prove my innocence.”

Ms. Laszlo issued an apology after the Sept. 8 video went viral, writing “something snapped in me” during a moment of fear when refugees were running toward her. She’s currently facing a criminal case from Hungarian prosecutors for a breach of peace, The Huffington Post reported.



Ms. Laszlo said she may move to Russia after her trial is over.

“We consider Russia and we think that we will begin to learn Russian,” she said. “For us, it is important to leave Hungary. We will decide after the trial.”

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