U.S. demands film director Polanski extradition


                                  U.S. embassy officials requested an extradition for film director Roman Polanski on Thursday night to the Swiss government in Bern, Switzerland.

                                  According to Agence France-Presse, Polanski's lawyer Herve Temime said "He will not accept the U.S. demand for extradition," reported the CNN.

                                  Justice Ministry spokesman Folco Galli said, "An arrest is a big operation," reported the Associated Press.  The CNN reported a Swiss court refused a request to release Polanski on Tuesday because of the risk of possible fleeing.

                                  A 76-year-old film director, Polanski have been charged on fugitive warrant for fleeing Los Angeles to avoid his sentence on raping 13-year-old girl in 1977, the Associated Press reported.

                                  The New York Times reported Polanski can return to the United States voluntarily to fight or serve his term.


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