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No pardon for Alan Turing after government rejection

The government has dismissed a motion calling for computer pioneer Alan Turing to be officially pardoned for his conviction for homosexuality in the 1950s.

The call was made in an online petition with over 23,000 signatures but justice minister Tom McNally dismissed the motion in the House of Lords on 2 February. “A posthumous pardon was not considered appropriate as Alan Turing was properly convicted of what at the time was a criminal offence,” he said.

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