Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Dec 2012 19:11 UTC
In the News "Peers and scientists including Professor Stephen Hawking are once again pushing for an official pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing. Turing's death from cyanide poisoning in 1954 was ruled a suicide, coming after his conviction for gross indecency at a time when homosexuality was illegal." The fact that he still hasn't been pardoned is an utter disgrace.
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RE[2]: "Legal precedence" bollocks
by kwan_e on Mon 17th Dec 2012 03:04 UTC in reply to "RE: "Legal precedence" bollocks"
kwan_e
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2007-02-18

"The Australian government formally apologized to the indigenous people for the "Stolen Generation".


An apology is not the same as a pardon and the U.K governmenmt has also apologized for their treatment of Turing.
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It doesn't matter. In Stolen Generation case, the same fearmongering about massive lawsuits against the government simply did not eventuate.

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