Saturday, July 20, 2013

Alan Turing May Be Posthumously Pardoned

Alan Turing, 1912-1954
"The Renaissance Man" (Courtesy of Tumblr, Strangeland)
 "Alan Turing, the Enigma codebreaker who took his own life after being convicted of gross indecency under anti-homosexuality legislation, is to be given a posthumous pardon.

The government signalled on Friday that it is prepared to support a backbench bill that would pardon Turing, who died from cyanide poisoning at the age of 41 in 1954 after he was subjected to "chemical castration"."

Read the rest of the article at guardian.co.uk; Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing to be given posthumous pardon.
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About time!

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