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posted Friday, September 11, 2009 - Volume 37 Issue 37

Treatment of Alan Turing was 'appalling' - PM
Number10.gov.uk
Thursday 10 September 2009

The 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.

full story:
http://www.number10.gov.uk/Page20571



More about Alan Turing

In 1999 Time Magazine named Turing as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century for his role in the creation of the modern computer

more:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing



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