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Government backs immigration rules over Mike Tyson ban

The government has defended immigration rules after it emerged former boxing champion Mike Tyson was banned from entering the UK because he served a jail sentence for rape.

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Tyson ban 'sends message' of criminal consequences

A campaign group that tackles disbelief around domestic and sexual violence has praised laws barring former boxer Mike Tyson from visiting the UK.

Ending Victimisation and Blame said the ban "sends a message" about the consequences of criminal actions.

We are delighted that Mike Tyson is not being allowed into the UK due to his previous convictions, one of which was for rape.

We believe that this sends a message that his criminal actions have long-term consequences - sadly, the consequences for his victim seem to have been forgotten by both Mike Tyson and his supporters.

– Spokesperson for Ending Victimisation and Blame

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