*source: BBC ('Law is an ass' stunt brings fine)
"Porcuror" is a pun on the word for prosecutor (pic: PRO-TV Chisinau)
Police were not amused by this bid to join their ranks (pic: PRO-TV Chisinau)
A businessman in Moldova who dressed a pig as a prosecutor and a donkey as a policeman has been fined, despite an outcry over his arrest.
Anatol Matasaru, who alleged harassment by the authorities, said he would appeal against the 200 lei (£13) fine.
The opposition has accused the Moldovan police of an increasingly heavy-handed approach in the run-up to parliamentary elections next March.
Mr Matasaru's arrest on 18 December was filmed by an independent TV channel.
He was arrested as he was trying to load the donkey, wearing a policeman's cap, and the pig dressed as a prosecutor, into his van to stage a protest in Chisinau, the Moldovan capital.
The pig's uniform bore the label "porcuror" - a pun on the Romanian word for prosecutor, using the word "porc", meaning "pig".
Mr Matasaru's arrest was condemned by human rights activists, as well as the opposition. He had set up an internet cafe after having worked abroad.