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UK royal pardon for wartime codebreaker Alan Turing
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The World War II codebreaker and computer pioneer Alan Turing has been granted a royal pardon, more than 60 years after being convicted in 1952 of homosexuality, an offence in Britain at the time.

His punishment was chemical castration. He died two years later; the verdict of suicide was disputed.

His wartime research breaking Nazi codes was said to have greatly shortened the conflict and saved thousands of lives.

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