Opposition head: no leniency for Roman Polanski if we rule

AP News
Posted: Oct 13, 2015 9:45 AM

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland's conservative opposition Law and Justice party says there will be no leniency for fugitive filmmaker Roman Polanski if his party wins the Oct. 25 general elections.

The campaign remarks by Jaroslaw Kaczynski on Tuesday suggest that under his party rule Polanski would be extradited to America, where he is sought on charges related to his conviction for having sex with a minor.

A Polish court is weighing a U.S. request for Polanski's extradition. A verdict could come on Oct. 30.

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Kaczynski said his party, which has been leading in opinion polls, would not offer Polanski any special treatment, despite his celebrity status in Poland.

Polanski has Polish roots and is in the process of making a movie in Poland.