Roman Polanski will not be extradited to the United States in order to face charges for having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977. The Swiss government rejected the idea of sending Polanski back to the States based on failure to provide confidential testimony about Polanski's sentencing procedure in 1977-1978.
"The 76-year-old French-Polish film director Roman Polanski will not be extradited to the USA," the Justice Ministry said in a statement. "The freedom-restricting measures against him have been revoked."
Polanski most recently directed The Ghost Writer, a political thriller that won him some of the best reviews of his career.