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Polanski Could Go Free on $4.5M Bail

Director remains in jail pending appeal of Swiss court ruling

(Newser) - Roman Polanksi may soon be free to take a pricey vacation from jail to his Swiss chalet, with ankle bracelet. A Swiss court has agreed to free him on $4.5 million bail, the BBC reports, provided he surrender his passport and submit to electronic monitoring. He's still behind bars... More »

Polanski Loses Bid for Bail

Court rules director must remain behind bars

(Newser) - Roman Polanski will remain in a Swiss jail while authorities decide whether to extradite him to the US in his 31-year-old statutory rape case, a Swiss court ruled today. The court ruled against releasing the director on bail or under house arrest because he posed a high flight risk. Polanski,... More »

Swiss Shoot Down Polanski's Freedom Bid

Says director would likely flee

(Newser) - The Swiss Justice Ministry has rejected an appeal from Roman Polanski to be released from prison pending his possible extradition to the United States. The government believes there is a high risk that Polanski might flee if released from custody, a military spokesman tells the AP. The appeal is separate... More »

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