Iceland grants citizenship to chess champ Fischer

Iceland grants citizenship to chess champ Fischer

[JURIST] Iceland's parliament [official website, English version] voted unanimously Monday to grant citizenship to US chess champion Bobby Fischer [Wikepedia profile]. Fischer is currently being detained in Japan, and faced possible deportation to the US, where he is wanted for violating international sanctions by playing a chess match in Yugoslavia. Attaining Icelandic citizenship means that Fischer may avoid prosecution by being deported to Iceland instead of the United States. AP has more.

Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase