They were handed sentences of up to 15 days in jail.
Reporters Without Borders said at least 26 journalists had been detained in Belarus since the March 19 election which the Belarusian opposition -- backed by Western governments and observers -- say was rigged. Seventeen remained in police custody.
The groups said authorities also detained and beat a Russian journalist, Pavel Sheremet from Russia's Channel One television, before releasing him on March 26.
(with material from AP)
THE AUTHORITIES GET TOUGH: RFE/RL's Belarus Service filed these images from the police action against the March 25 demonstration in Minsk. Photographs by Maks Kapran.
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