Jacques Vergès, the most famous lawyer in the world, died aged 88 in Paris on August 16. These days the world news agencies rush to make reports about his demise either using the sobriquet «Devil’s advocate» or calling him the «Terror Advocate». I had a God-sent unique opportunity to know him personally. Today it’s my duty to tell the world about him and say to media: «No, he was not the Devil’s Advocate. He was the Advocate of the Demonized...» He was frequently asked the very same question «How can you defend indefensible clients?» Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein were usually set as the examples...
Alexander MEZYAEV | 19.08.2013