Американская мечта Романа Полански

НЬЮ-ЙОРК. Какую цель преследует Швейцария, посадив знаменитого франко-польского кинорежиссера Романа Полански по ордеру, которому уже 30 лет? Арестованный в 1977 году за изнасилование, как утверждают, 13-летней девочки в Лос-Анджелесе, Полански признал себя виновным в менее серьезном преступлении – в совращении несовершеннолетней. Полагая, что его судья, покойный Лоренс Риттенбанд, нарушит свое обещание отпустить Полански после 42 дней в калифорнийской тюрьме, режиссер сбежал из Соединенных Штатов в 1978 году прежде, чем был оглашен окончательный приговор.

С тех пор жертва сексуального преступления Полански Саманта Геймер публично простила его и выразила желание отозвать свои обвинения. Таким образом, причина для возобновления дела сейчас не имеет ничего общего с правами или чувствами жертвы. Да и Полански, женатый, отец двух детей, без какого-либо другого криминального прошлого, вряд ли повторит свое преступление.

То, что его заставят вернуться для суда в Лос-Анджелес, не служит праведности общества. Здравый смысл, кажется, не позволяет сделать других заключений, кроме того, что его арест – в стране, которая обязана по договору экстрадировать беглецов от американского правосудия, – не служит никакой цели.

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