Activists Criticize Morocco’s Prison System
Morocco's prisons are overcrowded and have unhealthy conditions belonging to another age, a report by the Moroccan Prison Observatory said on Tuesday.
The observatory is an umbrella organization that incorporates a number of local human rights groups, said the BBC.online on Monday.
The report says the country’s forty-four prisons are “immersed in corruption, violence, disease and the sexual abuse of children as young as 12.”
What makes the overcrowding worse is that, “while some prisons are half-empty, in others the only place left to sleep for some prisoners are the toilets,” the report said, according to the news service.
Hygiene is minimal, medical care normally non-existent and disease rife, the report added.
According to the BBC, the report is a damning indictment of the country's prison system at a time when the talk is of general reform and judicial improvement under King Mohammed VI – Albawaba.com
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