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Full name : Jacques Vergès
Alias : Jacques Vergès
Gender : Men
Country : France
Birthday : 05-03-1925
Address : Ubon Ratchathani
Animals : Ox
Zodiac : Pisces
Died : 15-08-2013
Father : Raymond Vergès
Mother : Paul Vergès
Siblings :
Wife : Djamila Bouhired
Children : Jacquou Vergès, Meriem Vergès, Liess Vergès
Education : University of Paris
Position :
Activists : Lawyers & Judges

Jacques Vergès was a celebrity lawyer in France. Jacques was born to a mixed race couple. As a result of Jacques and his twin brother's births, their father was forced to emigrate to another country to keep his government job. Vergès grew up proud of his multi-ethnic heritage, and as a teenager voluntarily enlisted in the military. After an extended service during the war, he enrolled in law school in Paris. He found his vocation as a student leader, first representing students of color and then the youth wing of an international political movement. After several years of political agitation work in another country, Vergès returned to Paris to practice law. One of his first controversial clients was a woman accused of participating in violent resistance to the colonial occupation of her homeland. After Jacques successfully saw her conviction pardoned, he married her. He was briefly imprisoned and lost his license to practice law as the state tried to discourage him from representing clients facing terrorism charges. After a mysterious and lengthy hiatus from both his public and private life, Vergès returned to Paris and continued to defend a number of notorious clients, including former heads of state and accused war criminals. After a lengthy career in the public eye, Vergès passed away from natural causes.

 

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