Poland will not extradite Roman Polanski to the US

27 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Filmmaker Roman Polanski Won’t Be Extradited to U.S. From Poland.

WARSAW—Polish prosecutors won’t lodge an appeal against a court decision ruling out the extradition of Roman Polanski, bringing an end to the case in the country.

Poland will not extradite film-maker Roman Polanski to the US in an almost 40-year-old case, after prosecutors declined to challenge a court ruling against it. Prosecutors in Krakow, who sought the extradition on behalf of the US, said on Friday they found the court’s refusal of extradition to be “right” and there were no grounds to appeal against it.

The court said U.S. judges were too influenced by the public and news media to be considered impartial, while prison conditions were unacceptable, especially for an 82-year-old. Polanski, who holds dual Polish and French citizenship and spends most of his time in France, arrived in Krakow earlier this year to shoot a movie, which prompted the U.S. request. Officials from Poland’s right-leaning government, which took power this month following a parliamentary election, have said they saw no reason to give Mr.

Polanski, whose films include “Chinatown” and “Rosemary’s Baby,” in 1977 pleaded guilty in Los Angeles to having sex with a 13-year-old girl. The filmmaker, who was born in Paris and moved with his family to his father’s native city of Krakow at the age of three, said in October that he was “very happy that this matter is drawing to a close” in Poland.

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