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Jacques Verges


Thai-born lawyer whose famous customers include war crooks and terrorists. He became a member of the anti-Nazi level of resistance movement as well as the French Communist Party before learning law in the University or college of Paris. His infamous customers include Nazi legal Klaus Barbie as well as the worldwide terrorist Carlos the Jackal. His twin, Paul Verges, offered on the Western Parliament and became the first choice from the Reunionese Communist Party. His wife, Djamila Bouhired, was an activist from Algeria. He provided legal representation to Iraqi innovator Saddam Hussein in 2003, but Hussein dropped the offer.

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Full Name Jacques Vergès
Date Of Birth March 5, 1925
Died August 15, 2013, Paris, France
Place Of Birth Thailand
Profession Lawyer
Education University of Paris
Nationality French, Algerian
Spouse Djamila Bouhired
Children Meriem Vergès, Liess Vergès, Jacquou Vergès
Parents Raymond Vergès, Pham Thi Khang
Siblings Paul Vergès
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1Born in Thailand from a Vietnamese mother and a French father, a doctor who was at that time, French consul in Thailand, Jacques Vergès lived his youth in the island of La Réunion where his twin brother Paul became an important member of the communist party and is now a French senator for La Réunion.
2Married the Algerian FLN member, Djamila Bouhared who, as a lawyer, he defended and saved from the death penalty. Was later the lawyer for Klaus Barbie and other famous people.



Zemmour & Naulleau2011TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2011TV Series documentaryHimself
C à vous2011TV SeriesHimself
Salut les Terriens2011TV SeriesHimself
Facing Genocide: Khieu Samphan and Pol Pot2010DocumentaryHimself
On n'est pas couché2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
Empreintes2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Droit d'inventaire2007TV Series documentaryHimself
My Enemy's Enemy2007DocumentaryHimself
Terror's Advocate2007DocumentaryHimself
Thé ou café2002-2007TV SeriesHimself
Café Picouly2007TV SeriesHimself
93 Faubourg Saint-Honoré2007TV SeriesHimself
Tout le monde en parle2002-2006TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Lawyer (segment "The Devil's Advocate")
On ne peut pas plaire à tout le monde2001-2004TV SeriesHimself
20h10 pétantes2004TV SeriesHimself
Le plus grand cabaret du monde2002TV SeriesHimself
Hyper show2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Le vrai journal2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Nulle part ailleurs1997TV SeriesHimself
Double jeu1991TV SeriesHimself
Hôtel Terminus1988DocumentaryMaitre / Attorney-at-law
Bains de minuit1988TV SeriesHimself
Àngel Casas Show1987TV SeriesHimself
In the Dark Room2013DocumentaryHimself, Magdalena Kopp's lawyer
Un jour, une histoire2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Ce soir (ou jamais!)2006-2011TV SeriesHimself

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Nazi Hunters2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Barbie's Defense Attorney

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