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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. ---->>>

It is good for society to have this introspection.

It is good for society to have this introspection.

You know, I am against lynching and lynching is a tendency of the people. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Well, I know that 500,000 children died in Iraq because of the embargo. ---->>>

In a democratic country, when a man is accused, he's accused from a document issued by the public attorney. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I am not able of hating. I am not able of hating. ---->>>


Nationality: French
Born: 03-05, 1925
Birthplace: Ubon Ratchathani, Rattanakosin Kingdom, Siam (now Thailand)
Die: 2013-08-15
Occupation: Lawyer

Jacques Vergès (5 March 1925 – 15 August 2013) was a lawyer who earned fame continually from the 1950s, first as an anti-colonialist communist figure and then for defending a long string of well-known clients, from an anti-colonialist Algerian militant, Djamila Bouhired (his future wife) in 1957–1962 to former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan in 2008 (wikipedia)