Shalom Life | October 17, 2015

Poland Received a Request From the United States to Extradite Roman Polanski

The controversial filmmaker is still wanted on a 1977 charge of sexual assault on a minor.

By: Sara Torvik

Published: January 7th, 2015 in Culture » Society » News

Poland has apparently received a request from the United States to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski, who is still wanted on a 1977 charge of sex with a minor.

On Wednesday, a spokesman for the prosecutor-general, Mateusz Martyniuk, told Associated Press that the request from Los Angeles prosecutors was being forwarded to Krakow, where Polanski’s case is being handled.

Krakow prosecutors refused a U.S. request to arrest Polanski back in October but questioned him and obliged him to turn up on every summons. He is to film in Poland in the spring.

Martyniuk stated that as a rule Poland does not extradite its citizens. Polanski was born in Paris but spent his youth in Poland and holds both Polish and French passports.

In 2010, Switzerland also refused to extradite Polanski.

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