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Camerawomanʼs husband: Weʼre not suing refugee, only Facebook

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The husband of Petra László, an ex-camerawoman who appeared on video kicking refugees in Hungary in September, told Hungarian online daily mno.hu (Magyar Nemzet) that, despite yesterdayʼs reports, they are only planning to sue Facebook – not Osama Abdul Mohsen, who was carrying his young son when László tripped him.

Screen capture shows Petra László tripping Osama Abdul Mohsen.

Commenting on an interview László gave to Russian newspaper Izvestia published on Tuesday, her husband said that they did not tell the Russian paper they would sue Abdul Mohsen, but may have spurred a “misunderstanding” by international media.

Hungarian online daily 24.hu translated the Russian quote to Hungarian as follows: “We are sure that we will sue Facebook. We will prove, as well, that Osama is not correct. He changed his testimony because he initially blamed the police. My husband wants to prove my innocence. For him it is now a matter of honor.”

Talking to mno.hu, her husband did not refute the claim that they would sue Facebook, after he says the site failed to delete fake pages containing Lászlóʼs name and Facebook groups that threatened her, while he says the social media site did delete groups who supported her.

Her husband also told Magyar Nemzet that they are considering moving to Russia as they no longer feel safe in Hungary.

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