Alan Turing’s Family Asks British Government To Pardon 49,000 Men

February 23, 2015 5:25 PM

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Alan Turing’s Family Asks British Government To Pardon 49,000 Men

The family of Alan Turing, the man depicted in the film “The Imitation Game,” is submitting a petition to the British government today that calls for pardoning 49,000 men who were prosecuted for being gay.

Turing’s work helped crack German military codes during World War II. He was convicted in the 1950s of “gross indecency” for his relationship with a 19-year-old man.

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