2 Russians arrested in beating of German


Two Russians were arrested for severely beating a German man during an early-morning fight on a baht bus.

Artem Babin, 27, and Artem Bakanov, 26, were captured minutes after fleeing the fight near the intersection of Second Road with Soi 13/1. German Bjoern Janner, 31, was found unconscious and sent to a hospital for treatment.

After regaining consciousness, Janner told police he was sharing a baht bus around 4 a.m. with two Russians on his way back to his hotel with a woman. The Russians, he said, began teasing the woman and, when he asked them to stop, they spit in his face.

Janner said he decided to change to another baht bus, but when they stopped, the Russians followed him out of the bus and began beating him until he lay unconscious in the street.

Babin and Bakanov have been charged with assault.

Artem Babin.Artem Babin.

Artem Bakanov.Artem Bakanov.