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.