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.

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