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Lawyer says Polanski undergoing medical tests

One of Roman Polanski’s lawyers says the jailed filmmaker is undergoing medical tests, though his current condition “is not of exceptional gravity.”Herve Temime told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that after Saturday’s tests Polanski would return to the Swiss prison where he is being held on a U.S. arrest warrant for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.The Paris-based
/ Source: The Associated Press

One of Roman Polanski’s lawyers says the jailed filmmaker is undergoing medical tests, though his current condition “is not of exceptional gravity.”

Herve Temime told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that after Saturday’s tests Polanski would return to the Swiss prison where he is being held on a U.S. arrest warrant for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

The Paris-based lawyer declined to say what kind of exams Polanski had undergone or where they were administered.

Swiss tabloid newspaper Blick printed pictures Saturday of a van it said had whisked the director from the prison the northeastern city of Winterthur to an unnamed Zurich hospital.

Polanski has been in custody since late September.