BISHKEK -- Kyrgyz ombudsman Tursunbek Akun's family says he is in the hospital with serious injuries after being attacked during violent clashes between opposition supporters and security forces on April 7, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
Akun's relatives told RFE/RL today that he has a concussion and numerous bruises and other injuries.
They said Akun tried to stop protesters from committing violence and looting in Bishkek, but a mob attacked and beat him.
Akun, 51, is a former dissident and prominent human rights activist. He was named ombudsman in 2008.