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Topic - Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf
In a stunning ruling, Roman Polanski was declared a free man on Monday _ no longer confined to house arrest in his Alpine villa after Swiss authorities rejected a U.S. request for his extradition because of a 32-year-old sex conviction.
"The allegations are very serious," she said. "On the other hand, they were 30 years ago. It's a really, really difficult case _ just a jumble of competing principles and different circumstances."
Swiss Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf said extradition had to be rejected "considering the persisting doubts concerning the presentation of the facts of the case."