Alan Turing pardon: we need a shift in legal position | Alex Bailin and John Halford

The courts may need to help the government overcome its blindness towards this unremedied injusticeCalls have resurfaced for Alan Turing to be posthumously pardoned recently. He was prosecuted in 1952 for consensual homosexual acts under section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 which criminalised “gross indecency” between men – the very same law under which Oscar Wilde had been prosecuted at the end of the nineteenth century. This is an ongoing stain on our society – and something needs to be done about it; if not by parliament then the courts may have to step in.A brilliant mathematician and logician who led a team of dedicated code breakers in Bletchley Park during the second world war, Turing developed a universal model of a computer and is considered to be a pioneer of art…
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