Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 20th Jul 2013 19:05 UTC
Legal "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'." Justice.
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RE: Pardon?
by tidux on Sun 21st Jul 2013 00:48 UTC in reply to "Pardon?"
tidux
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You're spot on. When we finally admitted the Salem Witch Trials were wrong in the 1950s, we didn't "pardon" the "witches," Congress issued a formal apology.

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