Swiss authorities won't extradite Polanski - Macleans.ca

Swiss authorities won’t extradite Polanski

U.S. cannot appeal the decision

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Switzerland will not extradite film director Roman Polanski, who was convicted in the U.S. of having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977. Polanski took a plea bargain in the case, but left the country before he could be sentenced and never returned. He was taken into custody last year after traveling to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival, though he has since been moved from a prison to his chalet in Gstaad. Swiss authorities rejected U.S. requests for extradition, saying American officials didn’t provide the right information. Polanski is the director of Rosemary’s Baby and The Pianist.

BBC News

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