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Sunday, 20 August, 2000, 09:36 GMT 10:36 UK
Iranian police face universities ban

The Iranian parliament has approved in principle a bill that would ban the security forces from entering university premises, except in emergencies.

The bill stems from a police raid on a dormitory at Tehran university last year, which led to several days of street riots.

The details of the planned legislation will be examined in later sessions of parliament, which has been dominated by reformists since their victory in general elections earlier this year.

But the BBC Tehran correspondent says the proposed law may run into trouble with Iran's Council of Guardians -- a conservative-dominated constitutional body that must approve all legislation.

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