The Hungarian journalist who kicked a refugee is planning to sue Facebook

Last month a Hungarian camerawoman was filmed kicking and tripping a Syrian refugee carrying his young son in shocking footage that caused outrage around the world.

Petra Laszlo was fired from her job at Hungarian channel N1 and is currently facing criminal charges over kicking refugees as they ran from police - but once the trial is over she plans on suing Facebook for damages.

Speaking to Russian language newspaper Izvestia, Laszlo said Osama Abdul Mohsen, the Syrian man filmed shouting "What are you doing?" in Arabic after he was tripped, changed his testimony:

[Mohsen] initially blamed the police... My husband wants to prove my innocence. For him, it is now a matter of honour.

The journalist can be clearly seen kicking Mohsen in several different videos that were uploaded to social media. She later apologised for her behaviour.

Laszlo said she will be suing Facebook for allegedly refusing to shut down hate groups set up targeting her. In the interview, the journalist added that she wants to relocate her family to Russia, where she thinks she would feel safer.

Mohsen and two of his sons are now living in Spain, where Mohsen has been able to resume work as a professional football coach.

Syrian refugee Osama Abdul Mohsen (2R), his sons Mohamed 18 (R-L) and Zaid 7 (L) pose for the press with the President of Cenafe coaching schools Miguel Angel Galan at their arrival to Atocha Train Station on September 16, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

HT Mashable

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