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Updated: November 27, 2009 01:22 IST

House arrest for Polanski

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IMPRISONED BY HIS PAST: Polish-born film director Roman Polanski during the burial ceremony of a French film maker. Polanski has been put under house arrest. File photo
AP` IMPRISONED BY HIS PAST: Polish-born film director Roman Polanski during the burial ceremony of a French film maker. Polanski has been put under house arrest. File photo

Roman Polanski will be quietly transferred from a Zurich jail to house arrest in his Alpine chalet, Swiss authorities said on Thursday, adding that the process will last at least another day.

Polanski, arrested over the rape of a minor in the U.S. in 1977, was being held in a Swiss jail a day after a court granted him release on $4.5 million bail, the Swiss Justice Ministry said. The 76-year-old director, who must wear an electronic monitoring bracelet, will not be released on Thursday, a Ministry spokesman said.

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