Jacques Verges

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Birthday
5, 1925
Birthplace
Thailand
Death Date
Aug 15, 2013 (88)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
5, 1925
Birthplace
Thailand
Death Date
Aug 15, 2013 (88)

About

Thai-born attorney whose famous clients include war criminals and terrorists.

Before Fame

He joined the anti-Nazi resistance movement and the French Communist Party before studying law at the University of Paris.

Trivia

His infamous clients include Nazi criminal Klaus Barbie and the international terrorist Carlos the Jackal.

Family Life

His twin, Paul Verges, served on the European Parliament and became the leader of the Reunionese Communist Party. His wife, Djamila Bouhired, was an activist from Algeria.

Associated With

He offered legal representation to Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in 2003, but Hussein declined the offer.