Russian TV channel warned over South Park

Posted by Nick Dutton -

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian prosecutors say an episode of South Park is extremist and have issued a warning to a Russian TV station that broadcast it.

The Prosecutor General's Office says investigators have concluded that the episode of the cartoon show "offends the honor and dignity of Christians and Muslims and insults the feelings of believers irrespective of their faith."

Prosecutors issued the warning Monday to private TV channel 2x2 after it broadcast the episode on Jan. 9.

The channel shows  only animated series and has received similar warnings in recent months about other cartoons.

The state-owned RIA-Novosti news agency says some Russian Protestant leaders have asked for the channel's license to be revoked.

Source: The Associated Press