Iceland Will Not Help U.S. Know Fischer?s Travel Plans

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Wednesday, June 1, 2005
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
21
Issue: 
6
224
Abstract: 
After providing asylum to Bobby Fischer on March 21, 2005, a former U.S. citizen whom the U.S. has tried to extradite from Japan, Iceland has announced it will not tip off the U.S. when the controversial former chess player travels abroad. Fischer arrived in Iceland on March 24 after eight months in detention in Japan. Japan had resisted a U.S. request that Japan deport Fischer. On his first day of freedom, the media reported that Mr. Fischer denounced the U.S., Japan, Australia, Britain, Jews, and chess...[more]