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Hungary Charges Camerawoman For 2015 Assault On Migrants


A video grab shows Petra Laszlo appearing to kick a child as she ran with other migrants from a police line during disturbances at Roszke in southern Hungary.

A video grab shows Petra Laszlo appearing to kick a child as she ran with other migrants from a police line during disturbances at Roszke in southern Hungary.

Hungarian prosecutors have filed charges against a camerawoman accused of kicking migrants near the southern border with Serbia last year.

Prosecutors said on September 7 that Petra Laszlo was charged with “breach of the peace," adding that there was no evidence of a racially motivated hate crime.

The trial will be held in the southern city of Szeged.

Laszlo was fired from her job at N1TV after video footage spread online in September 2015 appearing to show her kicking a young girl and a young man and later tried to trip a man carrying a boy.

Laszlo said at the time that she panicked as migrants broke through police lines near her position and she felt under attack.

The camerawoman later told Russian newspaper Izvestia that her life was "ruined" and she was considering moving to Russia.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and Reuters
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