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Libya - Aug 22, 2011 - 16:00

Last modified: 22 Aug 2011 13:00

Mustafa Abdel Jalil has answered questions at the end of the NTC press conference:

Jalil says that he hopes that Gaddafi is captured alive so that he can put on trial.

"We will provide him with a fair trial. But I have no idea how he will defend himself against these crimes that he committed against the Libyan people and the world."

To another question, about conditions under which he may resign:

"Initially, I must say that the revolutionaries are the basis of this revolution. And they led the revolution against this regime by conducting peaceful protests and they bore the burden of the military battles. They also bore the burden of providing security within the cities.

"My fear is that some actions which are outside the framework of the orders they get from their leaders. Especially those concerning revenge. I object strongly to any execution outside the framework of the law, regardless of the act done. I hail the leaders of these groups and trust their word  but some of their followers worry me.

"I respect the law and aim to establish a state of law. Therefore anyone who has fallen victim to any acts must" present evidence so that justice may be done.

"Judgments will be open to reconciliation and execution as well."

To a question on when he plans on going to Tripoli.

"When Tripoli is free and the temporary constitution has details of when this will be done."