Polanski escapes justice for sex with 13-yr-old

The film director, Roman Polanski, has been freed from house arrest by Switzerland after an extradition request by the United States was turned down.  The Swiss seem to be suggesting there was some kind of fault in the US request.  Polanski can consider himself unjustly fortunate for not suffering the consequences for effectively raping a child. 

Just think, if Polanksi had been arrested in the United Kingdom his extradition would have been a certainty.  Just ask the NatWest Three, Gary Mulgrew, David Bermingham and Giles Darby, who were carted of to the US without so much as a prima facie case being presented to a UK judge.  In contrast, Polanski had been found guilty and fled the day before sentencing.

When people say there is no justice in this world they might just have a point.

2 Responses to “Polanski escapes justice for sex with 13-yr-old”

  1. 1 JohnRS 12/07/2010 at 3:55 pm

    …and of course Dem Tories did…erm…nothing about this revolting state of affairs.

  2. 2 jameshigham 12/07/2010 at 9:40 pm

    Well, that was hardly a surprise, given other decisions in Europe.

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