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Swiss court rejects bail for Polanski

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Swiss court rejects bail for Polanski

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In Switzerland, the film director Roman Polanski has lost an appeal against being held in custody pending extradition to the US.

Polanski was arrested at the request of the US on a charge of having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977. The Swiss Federal Court says it considered there was a high risk of Polanski fleeing the country if released from custody. The director was recently taken to hospital for medical tests, and his lawyer has voiced concern about his health.