Polanski questioned in Poland

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Published: Thursday 30th October 2014 by The News Editor

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Prosecutors in Poland have questioned film-maker Roman Polanski at the request of US prosecutors who are seeking his extradition on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor.

A spokeswoman for prosecutors in Krakow, Boguslawa Marcinkowska, said Polanski remained free but available for further proceedings.

She said prosecutors must analyse the US arrest and extradition request before they make any decisions.

Deputy foreign minister Rafal Trzaskowski said the charges against Polanski have expired in Poland, providing no grounds for an extradition.

The director is living in Paris where, as a French citizen, he is immune from US justice. He fled the States in 1978.

In 2010, he was freed from Swiss house arrest after that government refused to extradite him.

Published: Thursday 30th October 2014 by The News Editor

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