Polanski Moved to Secret Location
Swiss seek to shield director from the media
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2009 5:37 AM CST
Journalists gather in front of Roman Polanski's chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland early today.   (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott)
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(Newser) – Roman Polanski has been shifted from a Zurich jail to an undisclosed location for "security reasons and personal protection," say Swiss authorities. Polanski will be released to his Alpine chalet today and authorities plan to restrict access to the neighborhood if the media become disruptive. The filmmaker will wear an electronic tag and have his calls monitored while he awaits a ruling on whether he will be extradited to the US to be sentenced for having illegal sex with a minor, the Los Angeles Times reports.