According to French-based Association for the Defense of Human Rights in Morocco (Asdhom), the number of political prisoners has been experiencing a quick increase in the past few years.
As of July 2014, there would be 338 political prisoners in Morocco, compared to 172 in 2012 the same year. According to Asdhom, these political prisoners include Sahrawis (112), student activists (47), 20 February movement members (26), journalists, lawyers, human rights activists (20), Islamists (21), and unemployed graduates (16).
Asdhom launched in November 2012 a campaign to monitor the human rights situation in Morocco supported by French author Gilles Perrault. Last month, a report of Moroccan Human Rights Association (AMDH) condemned the methods through which Moroccan authorities fabricated charges against political prisoners to cover up the nature of their detention.
The Moroccan Times.