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Poland's top court upholds refusal to extradite Polanski

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/6/2016
FILE - In this file photo from Oct. 30, 2015, filmmaker Roman Polanski talks to reporters in in Krakow, Poland, after a Polish judge ruled that Polish law forbids his extradition to the U.S., where in 1977 he pleaded guilty to having had sex with a minor. Poland's Supreme Court on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, upheld a refusal to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S. if he enters Poland. (AP Photo/Jarek Praszkiewicz, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this file photo from Oct. 30, 2015, filmmaker Roman Polanski talks to reporters in in Krakow, Poland, after a Polish judge ruled that Polish law forbids his extradition to the U.S., where in 1977 he pleaded guilty to having had sex with a minor. Poland's Supreme Court on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, upheld a refusal to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S. if he enters Poland. (AP Photo/Jarek Praszkiewicz, File)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Supreme Court has upheld a refusal to have filmmaker Roman Polanski extradited to the U.S. if he enters Poland.

Polanski is wanted in the U.S. in a nearly 40-year-old case involving sex with a minor.

The three-judge panel rejected a request by Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro to overturn the extradition refusal and upheld the procedure and decision taken by a lower court.

The lower court had argued Polanski, 83, has served a prison term, while he would probably not get a fair trial in the U.S. if he was extradited.

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