Japan says chess champ Fischer must be deported to US

[JURIST] Former chess champion Bobby Fischer must be deported to the US under Japanese law, Japanese Immigration Bureau [official website in English] chief Masaharu Miura said Tuesday. Fischer has been fighting deportation to his home country, but Miura said that Japanese law requires that any deportation be to the country of a person's citizenship. Fischer and some supporters have requested that he be allowed to go to Iceland, where he has been issued a special passport. The US has sought Fischer since he violated international sanctions against Yugoslavia by playing a chess match there in 1992. AP has more.

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