Polish justice minister revives Polanski extradition drive | Inquirer Entertainment

Polish justice minister revives Polanski extradition drive

/ 06:08 PM May 31, 2016
Director Roman Polanski

Director Roman Polanski

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s justice minister is reviving an effort to have filmmaker Roman Polanski extradited to the U.S., where he is wanted in a nearly 40-year-old case.

Zbigniew Ziobro’s office said Tuesday he asked Poland’s Supreme Court to annul a ruling in October by a court in Krakow that Polish law forbids Polanski’s extradition.

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Ziobro, who took office late last year as part of a new conservative government, argues that celebrity status is shielding Polanski in Poland.

Polanski, who has Polish and French citizenship, lives in Paris but often visits Poland.

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The director pleaded guilty in 1977 to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl during a photo shoot in Los Angeles. In a deal with the judge, he served 42 days in prison, but then fled the U.S. TVJ

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