Swiss government rejects US extradition request to return Polanski
BBC news has reported that the Swiss government has rejected a US extradition request for Roman Polanski, the filmmaker, on a charge of having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.
The Swiss Justice Ministry has said in a statement that "national interests" (whatever that means) were taken into consideration and that Polanski was now a free man.
A statement said: "The 76-year-old French-Polish film director Roman Polanski will not be extradited to the US.
"The freedom-restricting measures against him have been revoked."
The US cannot appeal against this decision.
So Polanski walks free, unless he tries to return to the US presumably.