Roman Polanski’s lawyer says his client has been “depressed” and “dejected” since being locked up in a Swiss prison three weeks ago. A Swiss court this week denied the 76-year-old director’s appeal to be released from prison pending his hearing on extradition to the United States, where he faces criminal charges stemming from his rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1977. Polanski had asked the court to let him await his hearing under house arrest at his ski chalet in Gstaad, but Swiss officials argued that he was likely to flee.
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