Quotes by: Jacques Verges
Appearing on TV discussion After Dark in 1987
5 March 1925|
Ubon Ratchathani, Rattanakosin Kingdom, Siam (now Thailand)
||15 August 2013
||French and Algerian
||University of Paris law degree
||Lawyer who represented well-known war criminals
||Jacquou Vergès (1951), Meriem Vergès (1967), Liess Vergès (1969)
||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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a democratic country, when a man is accused, he's accused from a document issued by the public attorney.