The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) says it has found 169 bodies in mass graves in the Pakistani province of Balochistan. The corpses are believed to be members of groups calling for greater autonomy and rights for Balochistan. The AHRC suspects they are some of the thousands of Balochs who were reportedly arrested and kidnapped by Pakistan's security agencies. The commission has called on the United Nations to senda fact-finding mission to ascertain the truth behind the killings. Pakistan's government denies the claimsmade by the AHRC and says the total number of bodies found is just 15. The AHRC expressed "shock and deep concern" over the latest killings.
Balochistan is one of Pakistan's poorest regions, although it has vast natural resources. Baloch separatists allege that Pakistan is systematically suppressing development in the region to keep its people weak. The people want a whole series of issues addressed. These range from human rights abuses, greater autonomy,increased royalties from the region's abundant natural resources, and full independence. In the period between 2003 and 2012, an estimated 8,000 people from Balochistan were reportedly kidnapped by Pakistani security forces. Pakistani expert Malik Siraj Akbar said: "The international community must play its role in bringing the people behind these crimes to justice."
亚洲人权委员会称在巴基斯坦俾路支省的乱葬冈发现了169具尸体。人们认为这些是寻求俾路支自治的组织成员尸体 。亚洲人权委员会怀疑这些就是遭到巴基斯坦安全局绑架的上千名俾路支人中的一部分 。委员会呼吁联合国派遣巡查团队来调查死因背后的真相 。巴基斯坦政府否认了委员会所作出的论断，并称所发现的尸体数量只有15具 。委员会对近期发生的死亡事件表示震惊和深切的担忧 。
1.bring to justice 绳之以法
例句：Burns said not enough is being done to bring to justice top al-Qaida and Taliban leaders in the tribal regions.
2.natural resources 自然资源
例句：We should tap natural resources.
3.call on 号召
例句：One of Kenya's leading churchmen has called on the government to resign.
例句：So my team set off to Beijing via Saigon, Bangkok, New Delhi and Rawalpindi on an announced fact-finding journey on behalf of the president.
1.How many bodies did the AHRC say it found?
2.What groups do the AHRC say the dead people belonged to?
a) Free Balochistan Facebook groups
b) ethnic groups
c) those wanting more autonomy
d) bigger and bigger ones
3.Who did the AHRC ask to find out the facts about the killings?
a) village elders
b) Pakistan's government
c) the police
d) the U.N.
4.How many bodies did Pakistan say were found?
c) it's unsure
5.What two feelings did the AHRC express over the killings?
a) shock and concern
b) anger and concern
c) shock and fear
d) fear and anger
6.What is plentiful in Balochistan?
d) natural resources
7.Who is suppressing development, according to Baloch separatists?
a) the United Nations
b) the World Bank
d) the police
8.What do the Baloch people want addressed?
b) many issues
9.When were 8,000 people reportedly kidnapped?
a) last year
c) between 2003 and 2012
d) on March 12, 2012
10.Who did a Pakistan expert say had to play a greater role?
a) the World Bank
b) the international community
c) security forces
d) Baloch people