---- opening phrases from a substantial news report published at Big News Network (UK), 1st February 2017 :-
'London [UK], Feb. 1 (ANI): Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of offences that once criminalised homosexuality have been posthumously pardoned under a new law.
The general pardon is modelled on the 2013 royal pardon granted by the Queen to Alan Turing, the mathematician who broke the German Enigma codes during the Second World War. He killed himself in 1954, at the age of 41, after his conviction for gross indecency.
Dubbed the "Alan Turing law", it will act as an apology to those convicted for consensual same-sex relationships before homosexuality was decriminalised in England and Wales in 1967. .... '
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