Scientists call for Alan Turing to be pardoned

Professor Stephen Hawking and other leading scientists claim Enigma hero Alan Turing should be pardoned posthumously over his historic conviction for homosexuality.

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Pardon for Alan Turing?

Some of Britain's leading scientists have written to the Prime Minister to ask the government to "formally forgive" a codebreaking genius whose work at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes helped shorten the Second World War.

Alan Turing was convicted of gross indecency in 1952 after admitting to police that he was gay.

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