TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has decided to
deport former world chess champion Bobby Fischer, who is wanted in the United
States for defying sanctions on Yugoslavia, an immigration official said on
"A deportation order was issued today," the official said,
adding that Fischer had been notified of the order. She said a person would
normally be deported to the home country but declined to give details on
The eccentric chess grandmaster has eluded the U.S.
authorities since 1992, when he played in a match in Yugoslavia even though
economic sanctions were in place against the country at the time.
He was detained at Tokyo's Narita airport last month when
he tried to leave for the Philippines on a passport U.S. officials have said was
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