Thursday, February 10, 2005

Protecting a Pedophile

Story.

LONDON (Reuters) - Legal precedent will be set when film director Roman Polanski gives evidence in an English court via videolink from a Paris hotel room in order to avoid the risk of extradition to the United States for a child sex offence.

England's highest court ruled on Thursday the 71-year-old should be allowed to sue the publishers of U.S. magazine Vanity Fair for libel from the safety of France.

Let me get this straight. He can assert his rights in court but he doesn't have to appear in court because he is a wanted criminal by the courts?

(Linked to OTB.)