Film director Roman Polanski arrested in Zurich

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski

Internationally renowned film director Roman Polanski has been arrested in Zurich yesterday night on an arrest order dating back to 1978, when Roman Polanski was indicted and convicted for rape of a minor.

Polanski was supposed to be guest at the Zurich Film Festival tonight where he would have received the lifetime achievement award “Golden Eye”.

Update will follow as available.

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1 thought on “Film director Roman Polanski arrested in Zurich

  1. Polanski’s victim, Samantha Geimer, is now 45 years old and among those calling for mercy. She settled a lawsuit with Polanski and publicly forgave him over ten years ago.

    I understand why the United States could not ignore and forget a high profile fugitive from justice like Roman Polanski. I understand why, barring any legal argument, he must be returned to the United States to stand before the court.

    But I also understand that the Roman Polanski of 1977 was still in the midst of trauma and horror, and that for the last thirty years he became a different man who remarried, fathered children and never re-offended.

    Bring Roman Polanski back to the United States. Let him stand before the court and plead guilty to a crime he committed 32 years ago. Then open the door and let him walk free for the first time since that night on August 9, 1969 when in many ways, Roman Polanski’s life ended with that of his wife and his unborn son.

    We’ve put up a few thoughts about why we believe Polanski should be pardoned.

    http://superchannel.wordpress.com/2009/09/27/roman-polanski-victim-or-criminal/

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