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Roman Polanski Faces New Hearing in Poland

Roman Polanski Faces New Hearing in Poland

Next week, Roman Polanski will attend a court hearing in Poland, where a US request for extradition will be weighed. 

Court will be held in Krakow on February 25 where, if the room rules in favor, the justice minister will have final word over whether the request gets approved.

This relates to Polanski’s latest bid to toss out the sexual abuse conviction that has haunted him since 1977, a year before he fled to exile in Europe.

The US has been chasing the dual French-and-Polish Polanski for nearly four decades, going back to 1977 when he was charged with drugging and raping 13-year-old Samantha Geimer; Polanski was imprisoned for psychiatric evaluation but absconded before sentencing.

Polanski, who holds both French and Polish citizenship, is gearing up to a shoot a film in Poland about the Dreyfus Affair, in which 19th-century French officer Alfred Dreyfus, of Jewish heritage, was accused of leaking intel to Germany. 

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