The JTA reported today:
"Polanski escapes extradition again"
Last week, the United States unsuccessfully petitioned the Polish government to arrest film director Roman Polanski and hold him for extradition.
"In a rather extraordinary bit of tactlessness, the U.S. made the request while Polanski, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor, was visiting Poland for the opening of the country’s new Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, a point Polish officials made sure to emphasize in denying the request.
Polanski, of course, is still wanted in the U.S. for the rape of then-13-year-old Samantha Geimar in 1977. But he has been in and out of Poland quite frequently of late as he prepares to shoot his next movie, which will focus on the infamous Dreyfus Affair, the 1894 trial and conviction of French Jewish officer Alfred Dreyfus on fraudulent espionage charges.