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'Devil's advocate' passes away in France

Lawyer Jacque Verges counted among his clients Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Carlos the Jackal.

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A controversial French lawyer who defended high-profile criminals has died at the age of 88. Jacques Verges, nicknamed the Devil's Advocate, had counted among his clients Klaus Barbie, the Nazi war criminal, and the Venezuelan known as Carlos the Jackal.

Al Jazeera's Harry Smith reports.

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