Saturday, March 27, 2004

BBC NEWS | Europe | French lawyer 'to defend Saddam':

Jacques Verges, 79, will be Saddam's lawyer. In the past he has defended Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, Carlos the Jackal and former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic. (Barbie got 20 life sentences. How many would Saddam get?) M. Verges said the request for his services came in a letter from Saddam Hussein's nephew, Ali Barzan al-Takriti. He says he will also defend former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz.