Alan Turing to be given posthumous pardon [Article]

Nearly half a century after Alan Turing committed suicide, facing imprisonment & chemical castration upon being convicted of being a homosexual, the British government will consider pardoning him. As Lord Sharkey, the MP behind the bill said:

 I think everybody knows, he was convicted in 1952 of gross indecency and sentenced to chemical castration. He committed suicide two years later. The government know that Turing was a hero and a very great man. They acknowledge that he was cruelly treated. They must have seen the esteem in which he is held here and around the world.”

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