June 18, 2018 / 3:46 PM / 8 months ago

Moscow court orders taxi driver who injured pedestrians detained pending trial

Anarbek Chingiz, taxi driver who ploughed into crowd on June 16 in central Moscow, attends a court hearing on his detention in Moscow, Russia June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow court on Monday ordered a Kyrgyz taxi driver who drove into pedestrians near the Kremlin on Saturday, injuring around half a dozen, to be detained in prison for two months pending trial.

Chingiz Anarbek, the driver, would appeal the decision, his lawyer told the court.

Those injured included two Mexicans who had came to Moscow for the soccer World Cup.

Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova; editing by John Stonestreet

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