Polish Court Turns Down U.S. Request for Roman Polanski’s Extradition

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A judge in Poland turned down a request by the United States on Friday for the extradition of the filmmaker Roman Polanski, who is wanted over a 1977 conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

At a hearing in Krakow, Judge Dariusz Mazur ruled in the filmmaker’s favor, after lawyers for Mr. Polanski and for the government made their closing arguments in a yearlong proceeding, the latest chapter in a 38-year legal battle.

A lawyer for Mr. Polanski, Jan Olszewski, argued passionately against the extradition request, which American authorities made to the Polish government in January

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/31/world/europe/roman-polanski-poland-extradiction.html 

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