France had made the appeal because Polanski holds a hold a duel citizenship of France and Poland. However, the French government has changed its stance now. "We have a judicial procedure under way, for a serious affair, the rape of a minor, on which the American and Swiss legal systems are doing their job," government spokesman Luc Chatel was quoted by the BBC, as saying.
The Polish Government has also asked its ministers to be cautious and exercise “greater restraint" in dealing with the Polanski issue, following the request of the Polish foreign minister to Hilary Clinton for Polanski"s release. A director of international repute, Polanski had fled to France from the US, to avoid imprisonment after pleading guilty to the charge of having unlawful sex with 13-year-old Samantha Gailey.