UK: Treatment of (gay) genius mathematician Alan Turing "appalling"

BoingBoing: “At long last:

alanTuring.jpgThe Prime Minister has released a statement on the Second World War code-breaker, Alan Turing, recognising the ‘appalling’ way he was treated for being gay. Alan Turing, a mathematician most famous for his work on breaking the German Enigma codes, was convicted of ‘gross indecency’ in 1952 and sentenced to chemical castration.

Treatment of Alan Turing was ‘appalling’ – PM (number10.gov.uk)

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