Roman Polanski will not be extradited to the US

Monday July 12, 2010

Swiss authorities have concluded they won't extradite film director Roman Polanski to the US to face sentencing.

The 76-year-old filmaker has been under house arrest in his Swiss chalet since December 2009 pending the decision.

He is wanted in America over a conviction for unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl, in a case which dates back to 1977.

Swiss Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf said the "restrictions on his liberty have been lifted."

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