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Polish top court upholds verdict that Polanski cannot be extradited

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KRAKOW: Poland’s Supreme Court upheld on Tuesday 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 rejected the request last October and the prosecutor general filed for annulment of the verdict earlier this year.

“The supreme court … rejects the request for annulment,” judge Michal Laskowski said. “(It) has been deemed groundless.”

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