Obituary: Jacques Verges

Lawyer. Defender of Klaus Barbie and Carlos the Jackal. A terrorist himself, according to his Stasi file. Friend of Khieu Samphan. Gaullist, then communist. Algerian separatist. Spent the 1970s in Damascus advising Palestinian terrorist leader Walid Haddad — or, possibly, in Cambodia with Pol Pot. Rich, vain. Lived and died in what was once Voltaire’s house. “His method of defence consisted of insulting the prosecution” (Metered paywall) (1,200 words)

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