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While talking to the media on Tuesday here he said that the judicial commission should hold accountable every one and not only Nawaz Sharif.
WASHINGTON: United States President Barack Obama Tuesday urged Bahrain's rulers to hold accountable those responsible for human rights abuses during a crackdown on pro-democracy protests and called for a compromise between the government and the opposition.
What is left to our union members is a political challenge to immediately fight back by encouraging voters in this November's mid-term election to hold accountable those legislators who helped to give us this pro-corporate Supreme Court and Board.
Public-meeting advocates asked the supervisors Tuesday to go even further by enacting a county Sunshine Act to hold accountable public officials who refuse to comply with Public Records Act requests, name an ombudsman to handle public complaints over open meeting and record violations, and make a master list of public contracts available to the public.