UN: Morocco must work to eradicate torture Michael Haggerson at 12:48 PM ET
[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on torture [official website] Juan Mendez said Saturday after a visit to Morocco that the human rights situation in the country is improving but that more effort is needed to eradicate torture [press release]. Mendez stated that the situation pertaining to torture had improved greatly over the past decade, when secret detentions and disappearances were commonplace, but that he still received reports of improper interrogations of detainees. Mendez noted that reports of torture were generally connected to large demonstrations and excessive forced used by police forces. Mendez also noted that incidents of sexual assault and attacks against migrants are on the rise in the country.
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