Head of the TNC in Libya Calls for the Unfreezing of Libyan Assets on Alhurra TV

As rebel troops continue to battle government forces in Tripoli, the head of the Transitional National Council (TNC) Mustafa Abdul-Jalil called on the international community to “unfreeze Libyan assets” during an interview on Alhurra Television. He went on to say the assets could contribute to building up security and the army, and aid in “establishing the fundamental foundations for the Libyan state.”


Abdul-Jalil went on to say, “I would like to say to the world that this blessed revolution is reaching its final stages…We look forward to freedom and establishing a democratic state where elections select the president. We seek to direct the Libyan oil revenue to the Libyan people, to denounce terrorism and implement human rights.” 

In a separate interview Fathi al-Baja, the head of the TNC’s Political Committee, told Alhurra “We are against revenge. We ask all Libyan people to be patient and persistent to complete liberating Libya. We will have courts, law and a constitution. Everyone who has committed atrocious acts against Libyans will be brought to justice for a fair and transparent trial.  We don’t seek revenge and if it takes place, we will stop it.”

The interviews were a part of the network’s live continuous coverage since rebel forces entered into Tripoli.  Alhurra’s correspondents on the ground in Benghazi and Tripoli have interviewed rebel forces as they attempt to strengthen their hold of Tripoli. The network has also highlighted celebrations that erupted across the country as news spread that rebel forces entered the capital city. In addition to reports on the ground, Alhurra’s coverage of Libya extends beyond the North African country’s borders with reaction and analysis from the U.S. and around the world.

“Alhurra has been able to give its viewers an eyewitness account of history in the making with its extensive coverage of the changes across Libya,” stated MBN President Brian Conniff. “Alhurra has been covering the clashes since they started six months ago and we will continue to do so as the search for Gadhafi continues and the country transitions into a new era.”


Deirdre Kline
Communications Director
Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc.