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Alan Turing Still A Criminal In The Eyes Of The Law | Care2 Causes

Alan Turing Still A Criminal In The Eyes Of The Law | Care2 Causes

A brilliant mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and pioneer of computer science, Alan Turing was a hero of the British war effort in WWII – that is, until reporting a burglary to the police launched an investigation into Turing’s homosexuality in 1952. Turing was charged with “gross indecency” for admitting to homosexual acts, which were illegal in the United Kingdom at the time. The charges ruined his life: he lost his security clearance and was barred from continuing his work with the Government Communications Headquarters. He was also given a choice of punishment: serve a prison term, or undergo medical intervention to reduce his libido. He was chemically castrated via estrogen injections for the final years of his life. The charges tormented Turing, and in June 1954 he was found dead from cyanide poisoning in his home. The official cause of death was listed as suicid...

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