Roman Polanski Wins Extradition Case, Stays in Poland
Published Oct 30, 2015The ongoing saga of director and convicted sex offender Roman Polanski continues. Earlier this week, the Polish government revealed plans to extradite him to the United States, where he was charged for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977. As it turns out, however, Polanski won the case and will stay in Poland.
The director has duel citizenship in France and Poland. The former doesn't extradite his citizens by law, but he was filming a movie in Poland, where a new government led by Jarosław Kaczyński was campaigning to have him extradited.
According to various sources, a Polish court denied the United States' request to extradite Polanski. While there's still chance of an appeal in the next 7 days, it looks like the director will not have to return to America and face his actions.
Polanski did not appear in court. His lawyer Jan Olszewski explained that his absence was due to "emotional reasons."