Jan 20, 2015
By Michael Kramer
Polish prosecutors have sent a request to extradite Roman Polanski to a regional court – saying the movie director’s Polish citizenship is not a legal obstacle to his extradition to the U.S.
The procedural step doesn’t indicate that Polanski will necessarily be extradited – in connection with a 1977 sex crime.
If the court recommends extradition, the case would be handed over to the justice minister.
Many Polish leaders are strongly opposed to extraditing the 81-year-old Oscar winner to the United States.
Based on the U.S. request, prosecutors questioned Polanski last week in Krakow.
He’s in Poland working on a new film.