Swiss justice department frees Roman Polanski

13th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

After deliberating for months over a request from American authorities, the Swiss government rejects an extradition demand against Roman Polanski for a 33-year-old sex abuse case. The stunning decision, which Bern says is based on insufficient evidence from the US, leaves the award-winning film director a free man, ending a period of confinement of over 10 months, most of it under house arrest in Gstaad.

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