Russia in legal bid to ban South Park

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Reuters reports prosecutors in Russia want to ban South Park, calling the series "extremist" after receiving viewer complaints. Basmanny regional prosecutors office spokeswoman Valentina Titova said investigators filed a motion after deciding an episode broadcast on Moscow television station 2×2 in January "bore signs of extremist activity."


"In accordance with the conclusions made by experts from the court investigations committee, a claim has been filed against 2×2 for its broadcast of an episode of South Park," Titova said.

South Park is dubbed into Russian and rebroadcast on local networks, including 2×2, a channel which broadcasts animated series in Moscow and St Petersburg.