Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Dec 2013 15:56 UTC, submitted by M.Onty
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"His later life was overshadowed by his conviction for homosexual activity, a sentence we would now consider unjust and discriminatory and which has now been repealed," said Mr Grayling.

"Turing deserves to be remembered and recognised for his fantastic contribution to the war effort and his legacy to science. A pardon from the Queen is a fitting tribute to an exceptional man."


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by nej_simon on Tue 24th Dec 2013 18:42 UTC
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Now there is just another few thousands wrongly convicted gay people to pardon too.

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by lucas_maximus on Tue 24th Dec 2013 19:34 in reply to "Great"
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by The123king on Tue 24th Dec 2013 20:39 in reply to "Great"
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He was convicted for something that was illegal at the time. I'm not saying it's right, much like i don't believe apartheid was right either. But pardoning one "criminal" means that every other person who committed that crime should be pardoned as well. I don't see why Turing should get special treatment just because he was a great scientist.

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by JAlexoid on Fri 27th Dec 2013 19:29 in reply to "RE: Great"
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Amnesty is much harder than a pardon. Pardon's don't work for large amounts of people.

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by Soulbender on Wed 25th Dec 2013 05:09 in reply to "Great"
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let me tell you when, if ever, that's going to happen: when they've all been dead for a good many years.
That way it's not so embarrassing and there are no damages to pay.

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