Polanski appears in Polish court for extradition hearing

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Posted: Feb 25, 2015 4:05 AM

KRAKOW (Reuters) - Filmmaker Roman Polanski appeared in a Polish court on Wednesday at a hearing to consider a U.S. request for his extradition over a 1977 child sex crime conviction.

Polanski's hearing, in the southern Polish city of Krakow, is to start at 04:00 ET.

Under Polish law, if the court rules in favor of the extradition request, it will then be passed on to the justice minister who will make the final decision on whether to hand over Polanski to the U.S. authorities

(Reporting by Wojciech Zurawski; Writing by Marcin Goclowski; Editing by Christian Lowe)