Poland: We Won't Send Polanski to US

Appeal ruled out in extradition case
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2015 5:38 AM CST
Updated Nov 27, 2015 6:53 AM CST
Poland: We Won't Send Polanski to US
Filmmaker Roman Polanski tells reporters he can "breath with relief" after a Polish judge ruled that the law forbids his extradition to the US.   (AP Photo/Jarek Praszkiewicz, File)

Polish prosecutors have closed the Roman Polanski case, meaning the filmmaker can live and work in the country where he grew up and have no fear of extradition to the US. Prosecutors said Friday that an October verdict rejecting extradition for a 1977 statutory rape case was "right" and there is no reason to appeal, the AP reports. "I can say that we feel a great relief that this case has ended," one of Polanski's lawyers tells Reuters. "And this means that it will be possible for Polanski to start making a planned film in Poland." Polanski, 82, spends most of his time in France, which doesn't allows its citizens to be extradited. (Polanski's victim, who says his long exile from the US is punishment enough, has released a book with a cover photo by Polanski.)

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