Alan Turing, Who Was Convicted Of ‘Gross Indecency’ For Gay Relationship, Has Been Pardoned

One of the best Mathematicians, crypt-analyst, and computer scientist of 20th century, Alan Turing who was a discoverer of “Turing machine”, which is precursor to the modern computer, and he helped crack codes used by Nazi Germany in World War II, significantly helping the British war effort.

Alan was a gay and he was convicted of “gross indecency” for having a homosexual relationship with a man in 1952, two years later he committed suicide at the age of 41.

The U.K. people were trying from 60 years to have Alan pardoned, at now it seems to be happened. The Independent reports that Turing has been officially pardoned by Queen Elizabeth under the little-known Royal Prerogative of Mercy.

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