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Bobby Fishcer Deportation Appeal Rejected


TOKYO (AP) - Japanese immigration officials have rejected former world chess champion Bobby Fischer’s appeal of their decision to deport him for attempting to travel on an invalid U.S. passport, and adviser to Fischer said Wednesday.

The decision was made Tuesday at the end of a two-day hearing, according to John Bosnitch, a Canadian journalist who acted as an adviser to Fischer during the proceedings. Fischer, who considers his detention “a kidnapping,’’ can appeal again, Bosnitch said.

Fischer was apprehended two weeks ago after trying to board a flight at the international airport in Narita, just outside Tokyo, for allegedly traveling with a revoked U.S. passport. Fischer is wanted in the United States for playing a chess match in the former Yugoslavia in 1992 in defiance of international sanctions.

Despite Tuesday’s decision, it was unlikely that Fischer would be deported soon.

Bosnitch said Fischer now has until Friday to lodge another appeal, this time to Japan’s justice minister. Fischer, who claims his passport was revoked without due process, can also seek a court injunction to stop the immigration proceedings altogether.

Posted by SPN on 07/28 at 02:08 PM in Blogging

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