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Polanski refuses extradition to US: lawyer

Roman Polanski has refused to be extradited from Switzerland to the United States over a 1977 underage sex case, the filmmaker's lawyer said on Monday.

world Updated: Sep 28, 2009 19:04 IST

Roman Polanski has refused to be extradited from Switzerland to the United States over a 1977 underage sex case, the filmmaker's lawyer said on Monday.

"He has refused the request from the United States for his extradition," said a statement issued by the 76-year-old director's lawyer Herve Temime, two days after he was detained in Switzerland on a US warrant.