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March 29, 2004
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A French lawyer who defended a notorious Nazi war criminal has been hired by Saddam Hussein. Jacques Verges told the Paris daily Le Parisien on Saturday that he accepted an offer from a nephew of Saddam to represent the former Iraqi leader, currently being held in U.S. custody. Verges already is the lawyer for Iraq’s former deputy prime minister, Tariq Aziz.

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