Pardon Alan Turing.

There is a petition to get the UK to go one step beyond its apology to Alan Turing, and issue a formal pardon for convicting him of “gross indecency”.

The petition is here: Grant a pardon to Alan Turing – e-petitions

More on the petition:

We ask the HM Government to grant a pardon to Alan Turing for the conviction of ‘gross indecency’. In 1952, he was convicted of ‘gross indecency’ with another man and was forced to undergo so-called ‘organo-therapy’ – chemical castration. Two years later, he killed himself with cyanide, aged just 41. Alan Turing was driven to a terrible despair and early death by the nation he’d done so much to save. This remains a shame on the UK government and UK history. A pardon can go to some way to healing this damage. It may act as an apology to many of the other gay men, not as well known as Alan Turing, who were subjected to these laws.

 

Petition to get a pardon for Turing’s “gross indecency” conviction – Boing Boing

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