WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- Poland's chief prosecutor is calling for a revival effort to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski to the United States on grounds of his 1977 child sex conviction.
Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro made the announcement Tuesday after a judge ruled 82-year-old Polanski's extradition was "unlawful" and "inadmissible." Following the initial ruling, made in late October, Ziobro's prosecuting office reportedly said it would honor the decision.
Now, Ziobro has spoken out against judge Dariusz Mazur's ruling, saying it is a "serious breach" of an extradition agreement forged between the United States and Poland, according to the New York Times. He also said the judge made his decision through bias methods.
The prosecutor's announcement does not mention Mazur's name, however.
Polanski currently lives in France and fled the United States in 1978 at the age of 44 before sentencing and after confessing to having had sex with a 13-year-old girl, BBC reported. He has French and Polish citizenship; France does not extradite its own citizens.
In 2010, Swiss authorities reportedly denied U.S. efforts to extradite the director.