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conviction for homosexual activity, a sentence we would now consider unjust and discriminatory and which has now been repealed," said Mr Grayling.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."

Finally.

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RE: Great
by The123king on Tue 24th Dec 2013 20:39 UTC in reply to "Great"
The123king
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2009-05-28

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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RE[2]: Great
by JAlexoid on Fri 27th Dec 2013 19:29 in reply to "RE: Great"
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2009-05-19

Amnesty is much harder than a pardon. Pardon's don't work for large amounts of people.

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