Filmmaker Roman Polanski says he hopes Poland won’t extradite him to the U.S. where he is wanted in a 1977 sex case.
The Oscar-winning director is in Poland, preparing for a movie.
The U.S. justice authorities recently asked Poland to arrest and extradite Polanski, who has Polish and French passports. Polish prosecutors refused to arrest him, but are planning to question him.
Polanski told Polish TV on Tuesday that “I will submit myself to the procedure and we will see.” He added: “I have confidence in Poland’s justice system.”
Poland generally doesn’t allow for extradition of its citizens, but has an extradition agreement with the U.S.
Polanski is avoiding extradition, moving between France, Poland and Switzerland, which in 2010 refused to extradite him.