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Outcry over Polanski detention

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Lawyers for film director Roman Polanski say they will challenge any attempt to extradite him to the US after he was taken into custody in Switzerland.

The French-born Polish director was detained in Zurich on Saturday on the basis of an international alert issued by the US in 2005.

They want him to return to America to be sentenced for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

Duncan Kennedy reports from Zurich.

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