– . – Switzerland Asked to Extradite Polanski
Switzerland Asked to Extradite Polanski
The USA has officially asked Switzerland to extradite jailed director Roman Polanski, so that he may face charges for the 1977 statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl. A statement issued by the Swiss justice department said, “The US extradition request is based on a warrant issued by the superior court of the state of California for the county of Los Angeles on 1 February 1978, on which date Polanski had failed to appear before the judge as was required by his bail conditions.”
Already this week Switzerland’s top criminal court rejected Polanski’s appeal to be released, describing him as a flight risk.