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Polanski files against extradition

Film director Roman Polanski filed a formal appeal with a Swiss court today against the arrest order for his extradition to the US.

world Updated: Sep 29, 2009 18:45 IST

Film director Roman Polanski filed a formal appeal with a Swiss court on Tuesday against the arrest order for his extradition to the US.

Polanski was arrested late Saturday at Zurich airport on a warrant dating from a 1977 California case in which he pleaded guilty to unlawful intercourse with a 13-year-old girl he plied with champagne and sedatives.

The Swiss court confirmed receiving the appeal, local media reported, expecting a decision within the coming weeks.

Polanski's lawyer in France, where he holds citizenship, said he would fight the extradition and the film maker has taken a Swiss lawyer.