I think everybody knows, he was convicted in 1952 of gross indecency and sentenced to chemical castration. He committed suicide two years later. The government know that Turing was a hero and a very great man. They acknowledge that he was cruelly treated. They must have seen the esteem in which he is held here and around the world."
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Alan Turing to be given posthumous pardon [Article]
Nearly half a century after Alan Turing committed suicide, facing imprisonment & chemical castration upon being convicted of being a homosexual, the British government will consider pardoning him. As Lord Sharkey, the MP behind the bill said: