Monday , February 19 2018

UN Committee Against Torture to Investigate Reports of Torture in Morocco


The United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) is due to conduct a special investigation visit to Morocco from October 22 to 28, to assess closely its international and domestic law torture prohibition obligations, according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights website.

The investigation is in light of information it has received about claims of torture and other mistreatment made by detained activists of the Rif protests movement “Hirak” in the recent months .

Areas of investigation include police stations, prisons, detention centers, mental health, and social care institutions. The Committee will also hear from representatives of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) such as some local human right organization.

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