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.