Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Polanski in Extradition Battle

Swiss legal battle awaits Polanski
By Imogen Foulkes
Roman Polanski's arrest in Zurich at the weekend has caused headlines around the world and anger among many.
But legally, Switzerland's extradition agreement with the United States is clear.
The US had issued an international arrest warrant for Mr Polanski. US officials apparently pointed out that the film director would be on Swiss soil on Saturday, and asked the Swiss authorities to detain him.
Switzerland's Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf did not hesitate.
"We have an agreement with the US to apprehend those wanted for offences," she said.

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