Polish court rejects U.S. request to extradite Polanski for 1977 child sex crime

October 30, 2015 3:26 PM

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KRAKOW, Poland A Polish court on Friday rejected a U.S. request to extradite film-maker Roman Polanski over a 1977 child sex conviction, saying his extradition was inadmissible because the U.S. judiciary had repeatedly violated his rights.

The case of the Oscar-winning director, now 82, who holds Polish and French citizenship, remains an international cause celebre nearly four decades after the crime, with some demanding harsh punishment and others urging to let the case go.

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