One of the two, Irina Kozlik, who works for Komsomolskaya
Pravda newspaper, was fined 3 million Belarussian roubles (about
$400) by a Minsk court on Thursday, while Yulia Doroshkevich, a
press photographer, was to appear in court later in the day.
An official for the ex-Soviet republic’s journalist
association said on Thursday that Kozlik, 27, and Doroshkevich,
31, were detained on Wednesday evening in the capital Minsk.
They were accused of “carrying out an unsanctioned protest,”
deputy association head Andrei Bastunets told Reuters. “This the
fine) shows that Kozlik was recognised as guilty of violating
laws on protest.”