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Tyson's visa grant protested

Updated: May 22, 2000, 1:34 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The decision to allow Mike Tyson into Scotland for his June 24 bout was defended in Parliament on Monday amid charges by actress Glenda Jackson that a visa was granted to a "proven abuser of women."

Home Secretary Jack Straw said he based his ruling on the risk posed by the former heavyweight champion and the need to be consistent in such matters.

"It is my responsibility to make these decisions on the law as it exists," he told the House of Commons.

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