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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Vermont Town Seeks Bush & Cheney Arrests

From Raw Story:

Maybe I’ll move to Vermont when I’m done with school. They’ve got spunk!

President Bush may soon have a new reason to avoid left-leaning Vermont: In one town, activists want him subject to arrest for war crimes.
A group in Brattleboro is petitioning to put an item on a town meeting agenda in March that would make Bush and Vice President Cheney subject to arrest and indictment if they visit the southeastern Vermont community.

“This petition is as radical as the Declaration of Independence, and it draws on that tradition in claiming a universal jurisdiction when governments fail to do what they’re supposed to do,” said Kurt Daims, 54, a retired machinist leading the drive.

As president, Bush has visited every state except Vermont.

The town meeting, an annual exercise in which residents gather to vote on everything from fire department budgets to municipal policy, requires about 1,000 signatures to place a binding item on the agenda.

The measure asks: “Shall the Selectboard instruct the Town Attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictment for consideration by other municipalities?”

Read the rest of the story here.