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Filmmaker Roman Polanski trusts Poland won't extradite him to US

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 file photo, Polish-French film director Roman Polanski holds his best director award during the 39th French Cesar Awards Ceremony in Paris. Filmmaker Roman Polanski says he hopes Poland won't extradite him to the U.S., where he is wanted in a 1977 sex case. The Oscar-winning director is in Poland preparing for a movie, which he is planning to film in February and March. The U.S. justice authorities recently asked Poland to arrest and extradite Polanski, 81, who has Polish and French passports. In October, prosecutors in Krakow, where Polanski has an apartment, questioned him but refused to arrest him. They are planning to question him again following the arrival of the extradition request this month. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, file)
January 13, 2015 - 9:30 AM

WARSAW, Poland - Filmmaker Roman Polanski says he hopes Poland won't extradite him to the U.S. where he is wanted in a 1977 sex case.

The Oscar-winning director is in Poland, preparing for a movie.

The U.S. justice authorities recently asked Poland to arrest and extradite Polanski, who has Polish and French passports. Polish prosecutors refused to arrest him, but are planning to question him.

Polanski told TVN24 on Tuesday that "I will submit myself to the procedure and we will see." He added: "I have confidence in Poland's justice system."

Poland generally doesn't allow for extradition of its citizens, but has an extradition agreement with the U.S.

Polanski is avoiding extradition, moving between France, Poland and Switzerland, which in 2010 refused to extradite him.

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