Decriminalising homosexuality: An apology at last – BBC News

Posted April 10th, 2017 in homosexuality, news, pardons, sexual offences by sally

‘It has been 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act decriminalised private homosexual acts between men aged over 21 in England and Wales, in 1967.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of long-abolished sexual offences are posthumously pardoned – The Independent

Posted February 1st, 2017 in homosexuality, news, pardons, sexual offences by tracey

‘Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of now-abolished sexual offences have been posthumously pardoned.
Dubbed the “Alan Turing law”, it will in effect 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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The Independent, 31st January 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Turing Bill’ for gay pardons fails in Parliament – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2016 in bills, criminal records, homosexuality, news, pardons, sexual offences by michael

‘A bill that would have wiped clean the criminal records of thousands of gay men has fallen at its first parliamentary hurdle.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Minister unveils plans to pardon thousands under ‘Turing’s Law’ – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 20th, 2016 in bills, crime, criminal records, homosexuality, pardons, press releases by tracey

‘Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of now abolished sexual offences will be posthumously pardoned, Justice Minister Sam Gyimah announced.’

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Ministry of Justice, 20th October 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

‘Alan Turing law’ unveiled by government will posthumously pardon thousands of gay men convicted of historic offences – The Independent

Posted October 20th, 2016 in crime, criminal records, homosexuality, news, pardons by tracey

‘Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted under outdated gross indecency laws are to be posthumously pardoned, the Government has announced, in a “momentous” victory for campaigners.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Government ‘committed’ to Alan Turing gay pardon law – BBC News

Posted September 22nd, 2016 in homosexuality, news, pardons by sally

‘Proposals to introduce new legislation which would pardon gay men convicted under historical gross indecency laws will be brought forward “in due course”, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 22nd September 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Alan Turing: the stain should not be erased – Head of Legal

Posted July 23rd, 2013 in bills, homosexuality, news, pardons by tracey

“The government has said it will support Lord Sharkey’s bill aimed at giving a posthumous statutory pardon to Alan Turing for an offence under section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885. I need say nothing about Turing’s achievements and greatness, which are beyond dispute. He was treated with disgraceful cruelty and ingratitude by this country, and in particular by its law and criminal justice system, when he was convicted and sentenced for that offence, after which he took his own life. But I’m opposed to this bill and this pardon.”

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Head of Legal, 22nd July 2013

Source: www.headoflegal.com

Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing to receive posthumous pardon for homosexuality conviction – The Independent

Posted July 22nd, 2013 in bills, homosexuality, news, pardons, parliament, retrospectivity, sexual offences by sally

“The Government says it will not oppose a parliamentary bill that would quash the 1952 ‘gross indecency’ conviction.”

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The Independent, 20th July 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Parliamentary bill launched for Alan Turing pardon – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2012 in bills, homosexuality, news, pardons by tracey

“The campaign to win a pardon for the UK’s computer genius Alan Turing has been stepped up by the introduction today of a Private Members Bill in the House of Lords.”

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The Guardian, 25th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

 

Britain’s ‘last witch’: Campaign to pardon Helen Duncan – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2012 in judicial review, news, pardons, witchcraft by sally

“Campaigners looking to clear the name of Britain’s last convicted witch may apply for a judicial review.”

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BBC News, 15th June 2012

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Dr Crippen’s relative fails in bid to secure pardon – BBC News

Posted December 8th, 2009 in murder, news, pardons by sally

“A distant US relative of Dr Hawley Crippen, executed in London in 1910 for murdering his wife, has failed … to secure a posthumous pardon for him.”

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BBC News, 7th December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Michael Shields: statement by the Justice Secretary – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 10th, 2009 in attempted murder, attempts, murder, pardons, press releases by sally

“The Justice Secretary Jack Straw has made a statement about Michael Shields.”

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Ministry of Justice, 9th September 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Justice Secretary pardons Shields – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2009 in attempted murder, attempts, murder, news, pardons by sally

“Liverpool fan Michael Shields has been pardoned by Justice Secretary Jack Straw.”

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BBC News, 9th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Begging Jack Straw’s lack of pardons – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2009 in news, pardons by sally

“Two decisions by Jack Straw last week, two men kept in prison. Ronnie Biggs and Michael Shields were not linked, nor did the cases raise similar issues, but the timing made it only too easy to portray Straw as hard-hearted and cynical, his decisions based on political grounds and/or the desire to court the public.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jack Straw statement on Michael Shields – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 3rd, 2009 in attempted murder, attempts, murder, news, pardons by sally

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw has made a statement on the Michael Shields case.”

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Ministry of Justice, 2nd July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Straw refuses pardon for jailed football fan – The Independent

Posted July 3rd, 2009 in attempted murder, attempts, murder, news, pardons by sally

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw today refused an appeal for a pardon by jailed football fan Michael Shields.”

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The Independent, 2nd July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Pardon decision imminent on jailed Liverpool fan Shields – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2009 in attempted murder, attempts, murder, news, pardons by sally

“A decision whether to pardon the jailed Liverpool football fan Michael Shields is days away, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed. The decision could set a precedent for cases of Britons convicted abroad on contested evidence.”

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The Guardian, 26th June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The football fan, his fight for freedom, and a dilemma for Jack Straw

Posted June 25th, 2009 in attempted murder, attempts, murder, news, pardons by sally

“Michael Shields says he is an innocent man. The Government has the power to pardon him – but risks provoking a diplomatic row.”

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The Independent, 25th June 2009

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Appeal judges asked to clear notorious murderer Dr Crippen – The Observer

Posted June 8th, 2009 in DNA, evidence, murder, news, pardons by sally

“The case of one of the most notorious murderers in British history, Hawley Crippen, is to be referred to the Court of Appeal, where the infamous doctor may secure a posthumous pardon 99 years after he was hanged.”

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The Observer, 7th June 2009

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Police to study case for pardoning football fan – The Independent

Posted March 2nd, 2009 in attempted murder, attempts, murder, news, pardons by sally

“The prospect of a pardon for Michael Shields increased last night when the Justice Secretary Jack Straw revealed that he has asked Merseyside Police to examine the case.”

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The Independent, 28th February 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk