He had accepted the invitation of the government for a one-week visit to Morocco, during which he visited several prisons, police stations and psychiatric hospitals in the kingdom, meeting competent officials on the matter and civil activists and detained people.
"It seems that there is an increase in violent police interventions against demonstrators" he told reporters, explaining that "the fact that the events are allowed or not, does not give authorities the right to use excessive force against protesters. "
He still believed in his preliminary findings that the culture of human rights is developing in Morocco.
According to the Times Colonist Canadian electronic media, the government has not commented on the statement by Méndez, but earlier insisted that the invitation by Morocco was proof of the commitment of Morocco to human rights.
"This is a precedent that reflects the confidence of Morocco in its ability to meet its international commitments and to address bluntly the questions and problems of human rights", the Minister of Communication Mustapha El Khalfi said anticipating the result of the visit last Thursday.
Juan Méndez will officially present his report to the UN Council of Human Rights in Geneva in March.