Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon.
It addresses his 1952 conviction for homosexuality for which he was punished by being chemically castrated.
The conviction meant he lost his security clearance and had to stop the code-cracking work that had proved vital to the Allies in World War Two.
The pardon was granted under the Royal Prerogative of Mercy after a request by Justice Minister Chris Grayling.
Lo stesso governo Cameron nel 2012 non aveva avallato la richiesta di grazia1.
Questa è la notizia.
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- Britain – No Pardon for Alan Turing in 1952 Case – NYTimes.com
- Alan Turing granted Royal pardon | Inside the Science Museum