Roman Polanski -- Get Comfortable

10/6/2009 9:29 AM PDT

Roman Polanski -- Get Comfortable

The Swiss Justice Ministry has denied Roman Polanski's request to be released from prison pending a decision on extradition.

According to the Ministry, there's still a high risk that Polanski might go on the run if released from custody. Go figure.

Polanski's lawyers asked the Swiss judge to release him from custody ... on grounds the move by U.S. law enforcement to haul him back was illegal.

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