Polanski Polish top court upholds verdict that cannot be extradited

The US requested Polanski’s extradition from Poland after he made a high-profile appearance in Warsaw in 2014.

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Roman Polanski is still wanted in the United States for sentencing over the 1977 statutory rape of Samantha Gailey after a photo shoot in Los Angeles play

Roman Polanski is still wanted in the United States for sentencing over the 1977 statutory rape of Samantha Gailey after a photo shoot in Los Angeles

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Poland’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an earlier district court verdict that Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski cannot be extradited to the United States over a 1977 child sex conviction.

The United States requested Polanski’s extradition from Poland after he made a high-profile appearance in Warsaw in 2014.

A Polish District Court in the city of Krakow had rejected the request last October and the prosecutor-general filed for annulment of the verdict early this year.

“The Supreme Court rejects the request for annulment, it has been deemed groundless,’’ Judge Michal Laskowski said.

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