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Jacques Vergès

Appearing on TV discussion After Dark in 1987
Born (1925-03-05)5 March 1925
Ubon Ratchathani, Rattanakosin Kingdom, Siam (now Thailand)
Died 15 August 2013(2013-08-15) (aged 88)
Paris, France
Residence Paris, France
Nationality French and Algerian
Education University of Paris law degree
Occupation Lawyer
Known for Lawyer who represented well-known war criminals[1]
Spouse(s) Djamila Bouhired
Children Jacquou Vergès (1951), Meriem Vergès (1967), Liess Vergès (1969)
Parent(s) Raymond Vergès , Pham Thi Khang

Here, I am looking for a document issued by a public attorney. I don't find. He is accused by the political leaders of the coalition, by his enemies, who said that he is guilty. That he deserves to be killed.
Jacques Verges
I am not able of hating. I am not able of hating.
This mass destructive weapons were sold to Iraqi government by the United States. And Mr. Rumsfeld has been one of the man responsible for this sale, for this bargain, for this market.
Jacques Verges
Everybody has a right to be defended, and every lawyer has a duty to defend people accused. And my office is to defend him, to discuss the accusation point by point, as I think this is a normal step in a democracy.
Jacques Verges
I am waiting for the decision, which is not depending of me, to know if the trial will be in Iraq, in the states, or in international court. Of course, the decision is not mine.
Jacques Verges
Well, I know that 500,000 children died in Iraq because of the embargo.
It is good for society to have this introspection.
The links between the American government and the Iraqi government are so close that you cannot judge one without asking at least the other what he has done by this time.
Jacques Verges
In a democratic country, when a man is accused, he's accused from a document issued by the public attorney.
Jacques Verges
You know, I am against lynching and lynching is a tendency of the people.