Roman Polanski suffers another setback in efforts to be released from jail

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    Roman Polanski suffered another setback in his efforts to be released from a Swiss jail.

    Polanski was arrested as he arrived in Zurich for a film festival, and L.A. authorities want him returned to the U.S. to face sentencing in a three-decade-old sex assault case involving a 13-year-old girl.

    Polanski supporters have called the arrest unfair, but Swiss justice officials last week refused to release the famed director.

    And now, the Swiss parliament's Foreign Policy Commission has backed up that decision, saying the arrest based on a U.S. criminal warrant was justified.

    "Switzerland as a country of law could not have acted differently," the commission concluded. "No special treatment for prominent personalities can be considered when it comes to crimes."

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    Good for the Swiss
     
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    maybe roman polanski should be put in a cell near charles manson, give him something to think about?
     
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    I fail to uderstand what Polaski's defense even is.

    He left the the USA after being found guilty, didn't he?

    That' unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, right?

    The Swiss should, I think, extradite him and be done with it.

    He has a long overdue appointment with justice here in the USA
     
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    Glad to see that the foreign officials are at least taking this seriously.
     

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