- Juan E. Méndez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture; Source: United Nations - Geneva
Méndez also spoke positively on a certain emergence of a human rights culture; in particular the establishment of the National Council of Human Rights in 2010 and the new constitution were praised.
During his mission, Méndez visited police stations and prisons in Rabat, Sale, Kenitra, Skirat and Casablanca. He received a high number of interview requests when travelling to the remote Western Sahara but complained that authorities were monitoring several meetings.
The UNSRT also emphasised the need to probe claims of detained opposition activists that they were tortured to obtain evidence or extract confessions.