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Lawmaker cancels Mike Tyson's New Zealand visa

Updated: October 2, 2012, 6:43 PM ET
Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Mike Tyson has been barred from New Zealand after a lawmaker rescinded the visa he had been issued to fulfill a speaking engagement later this month.

Associate immigration minister Kate Wilkinson said on Wednesday that she had overruled the decision of immigration officials a day earlier because a charitable organization sponsoring Tyson's visit had withdrawn its support.

Wilkinson says the move to issue a visa to Tyson, who was convicted of rape in 1992 ...

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