The British Royal Family granted a posthumous pardon to Alan Turing

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After devoting the whole life to fields of knowledge such as science, maths, cryptography or logic, Alan Turing had to face in 1952 to trial because of his homosexuality, which at that time was an offense under the Criminal Code. After the trial, to avoid prison underwent chemical castration treatment while on probation, and finally died 7 in June of 1954.

Sixty years later, the British Royal Family granted last 24 December posthumous pardon through its high representative, Queen Elizabeth II.

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