Tuesday, February 7, 2012

UK Government rejects pardon request for Alan Turing

The BBC has just reported that the Justice Minister, Lord McNally, has dismissed a motion in the House of Lords to consider granting a pardon to Alan Turing for his conviction for gross indecency. "A posthumous pardon was not considered appropriate as Alan Turing was properly convicted of what at the time was a criminal offence," he said.
   An e-petition that UK residents can sign, calling for a pardon for Alan Turing, currently has over 23,000 signatures. The e-petition closes on 23/11/12, so you can still sign it and perhaps encourage the Govt to listen.
   http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/23526