International Institute for Religious Freedom

Bonn – Cape Town – Colombo

Morocco

Reports

Morocco: Morocco Religious Authorities Rule Leaving Islam Is No Longer Punishable By Death

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest February 8, 2017

Morocco: Morocco Said to Ban Sale of Burqas, Citing Security Concerns

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest -January 12, 2016

Morocco: Faith leaders to hold conference on rights of religious minorities in Muslim countries

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest - January 22, 2015

Morocco: Morocco Toughens Law Against Blasphemy, Sexual Harassment

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest - April 4, 2015

Morocco: Morocco expels Christian evangelists

For 10 years, foreign Christians ran an orphanage called Village of Hope on the slopes of Morocco's Middle Atlas Mountains, taking in abandoned Moroccan children and raising them in their homes.

Morocco: Morocco’s King slow to deliver on pro-democracy vows (NYT)

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest - June 12, 2014

Morocco: Jihadists returning from Syria pose threat to Morocco (Al-Monitor)

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest - June 02, 2014

Morocco: Morocco sues activists in France over torture accusations (Reuters)

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest - March 27, 2014

Morocco: Moroccan police stop protesters setting themselves on fire (Reuters)

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest - March 27, 2014

Morocco: Verdict for Moroccan Convert from Islam Sentenced for ‘Proselytism’ Expected Feb. 6

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest - December 27, 2013

Morocco: 'Surprise' release of Moroccan jailed for 30 months for evangelism

Mohamed el Baldi released temporarily, pending appeal

Moroccan Christian jailed for evangelising

Mohamed el Baldi convicted for 'shaking the faith' of Muslims

Morocco death for apostates fatwa

A fatwa published this week by Morocco's higher council of religious scholars (CSO) calling for the death penalty for Muslims who renounce their faith has sparked fierce controversy in the country.

Morocco: Government actions cast doubt on Morocco's commitment to religious freedom.

Morocco, one of the most moderate Arab Muslim countries, has sent shock waves throughout the expatriate community there. Since March 6th more than 40 foreigners who have been living in the country hav...