Ombudsman elections and candidates

Looked through the local news site today. Sighed. Ombudman’s elections are coming up in November. The current ombudsman has a rather distorted view of human rights, he wanted to ban abortion and legalize polygamy.  But as I look at the profiles of people who are running I sigh over and over again. Today’s ‘favorite’ is Tursunbek Akun, the head of Kyrgyz  State Human Rights Commission. Big name, little impact. Yet again a person who views human rights as only political rights.  He is also a veterinary doctor by profession and devoutly religious.

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