The Moroccan constitution and other laws and policies generally protect the freedoms of worship and conscience but prohibit non-Muslims from proselytizing. Moroccan laws and restrictions regarding religious organizations and religious freedom apply in the approximately 85 percent of the Western Sahara that Morocco administers.
There were no reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice in the territory.
The U.S. Ambassador and embassy staff discussed religious freedom with the Moroccan government within the context of official meetings and visits.
The Front for the Liberation of Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro (POLISARIO), a Sahrawi independence movement based in Algeria, administers the part of the territory not under Moroccan administration. There were no reports of restrictions on religious freedom in that sparsely populated part of the territory.