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Many need pardoned over 'immoral' laws

Published 26/10/2016

If people will be posthumously pardoned regarding their convictions of sexual offences under laws now recognised as immoral, then there are many more crimes that should be reconsidered.

People who were convicted, earlier in the 20th century, for blasphemy, distributing contraceptives, aiding early abortions and refusing military service should also be pardoned - as should those who ended up in prison for defending unions, upholding free speech, whistleblowing and demanding equal pay.

As the list could go on and on, ought there not to be a blanket pardon for all those convicted under laws now realised to be immoral?

PETER CAVE

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