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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Local Activist Helps Craft Legislation Banning Torture

James V. Roth, a longtime human-rights activist from the Twin Cities and a participant in the University of Minnesota’s November 12 discussion on the federal government’s torture policies, played a key leadership role in crafting the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Signed by President Obama into law on November 25, 2015, the NDAA places a permanent ban on the use of torture by US forces.