hold accountable

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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.