Swiss court rejects Polanski bail
The Federal Criminal Tribunal says there is a 'high' risk that Polanski could flee the country.Geneva -- Switzerland's top criminal court on Tuesday rejected bail for Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski, saying there was a "high" risk that he could flee the country.
"The court considered the risk that Roman Polanski might flee if released from custody as high," the Federal Criminal Tribunal said in a statement.
Polanski has been regarded as a fugitive by US authorities since he fled the country in 1978 after admitting to sex with a 13-year-old girl.
He was detained by Swiss police acting on an extradition warrant when he went to Zurich to collect an award at the city's film festival.
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