Year

Introduction

Human rights organizations are concerned about the massive use of torture and ill-treatment of prisoners in Morocco and Western Sahara, where political prisoners are numerous and are particularly vulnerable. Secret detention continues to be used in the prosecution of terrorism offences.

Prisons are overcrowded. Existing documents and reports, which are particularly vocal on the serious matter of torture, say little about detention conditions. We know that they are highly problematic. The Moroccan government has embarked on a large-scale programme to build correctional facilities.


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Country population

34,280,000

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2015

Type of government

Constitutional monarchy

Human Development Index

0.647

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2016
/ UNDP