Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Poland will not extradite Roman Polanski to US, judges confirm 

Supreme Court panel rejects government request to have Polanski returned to US custody in decades-old underage sex case, ending the process

Poland’s Supreme Court has upheld a refusal to have film-maker Roman Polanski extradited to the US if he enters Poland.

Polanski is wanted in the US over a case involving sex with a minor, which has haunted him for almost 40 years. He lives in France and has a home in Switzerland, but has often visited Poland, where he grew up.

The three-judge panel rejected on Tuesday a request made by justice minister Zbigniew Ziobro to overturn the extradition refusal; it upheld the procedure and decision taken by a lower court. The ruling closes the case.

The lower court had argued Polanski, 83, had served a prison term, and that he would probably not get a fair trial in the US if he was extradited.

The director pleaded guilty in 1977 to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl during a photo shoot in Los Angeles. In a deal with the US judge, he served 42 days in prison, but then fled America fearing that the judge might impose a much longer term.


katie8753 said...

I wish Jay was here. I'd let him cut my hair!


Venus said...

Me too!!!! Several years ago, I had this lady who cut my hair in a really weird way. For instance, she'd leave a piece longer than it was on the other side which would normally drive me crazy....she told me that even tho the cut looked crooked, it'd be fine by the time she was done. She was right. I've often wondered if she had learned his method due to things she said (none of which I can remember now!)