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  • Berg, Moussaoui and the OK bombing ties

    05/28/2004 8:10:06 PM PDT · by antonia · 38 replies · 3,499+ views
    http://inn.globalfreepress.com/ ^ | 2004/5/24 1:23:12 | By Ewing2001
    The links between Nick Berg and Zacarias Moussaoui, once described as the 20th hijacker of 9/11, opened now room for new speculations, if there are deeper ties between the OKC Bombing'95 and 9/11, than thought before. Apparently Berg knew also Moussaoui's roomates. One of them was Mujahid Menepta, who is connected to both 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 1995 OKC bombing. But Menepta wasn't arrested in Summer 2001, when Moussaoui got caught. The FBI waited until after Sep11th.Why?Berg, Moussaoui and the OK bombing tieshttp://inn.globalfreepress.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=269 By Ewing20012004/5/24 On May 18th, 2004, according to Newsmax, Nick Berg's family insisted that...
  • French lawyer says he's filed suit in The Hague for alleged British war crimes in Iraq

    05/14/2004 2:58:52 AM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 63+ views
    AP | 5/14/04 | VERENA VON DERSCHAU
    PARIS (AP) -- A French lawyer claiming to represent a nephew of Saddam Hussein said he has filed suit at the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes by Britain in Iraq. Jacques Verges, in a 15-page filing to the court he said he filed Thursday, also called on prosecutors to open an investigation into alleged crimes committed by the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq. In the filing, Verges cited reports of abuse from Amnesty International, the International Committee for the Red Cross and U.S. Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba, who first investigated prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad....
  • French Lawyer Plans Saddam's Defense

    03/29/2004 10:07:54 AM PST · by Feiny · 13 replies · 117+ views
    A French lawyer, known for defending terrorists and a Nazi leader, said Saturday he will defend Saddam Hussein. Jacques Verges told France-Inter radio he had received a letter from Saddam's family requesting him to defend the former Iraqi leader in court. The letter read: "In my capacity as nephew of President Saddam Hussein, I commission you officially by this letter to assure the defense of my uncle," Verges said. He did not name the person who sent the letter. U.S. officials have said they will bring Saddam to trial for alleged crimes against Iraqi people. But the location of any...
  • BUTCHER OF BAGHDAD HIRES INFAMOUS FRENCH ATTORNEY

    03/28/2004 8:35:50 AM PST · by undercutter · 36 replies · 112+ views
    He made clear he intends to try to turn the tables on his client's accusers by trying to put U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on the stand. U.S. officials say they will bring Saddam to justice for alleged crimes against the Iraqi people, but the time and date of the trial have yet to be set. Saddam is being held by U.S. forces at a secret location.
  • BUTCHER OF BAGHDAD HIRES INFAMOUS FRENCH ATTORNEY

    03/28/2004 1:53:48 AM PST · by kattracks · 29 replies · 182+ views
    New York Post ^ | 3/28/04 | ALY SUJO
    <p>March 28, 2004 -- A cigar-chomping French attorney who has represented a rogue's gallery of Nazis, serial killers and genocidal dictators said yesterday he's taking on a new client for "the trial of the century" - Saddam Hussein.</p> <p>Jacques Verges, 79, told reporters he got a letter from one of Saddam's nephews telling him he had been chosen to represent the deposed Iraqi dictator.</p>
  • French Lawyer Says He Will Defend Saddam (HAS DEFENDED A NAZI WAR CRIMINAL IN PAST)

    03/27/2004 12:01:25 PM PST · by Patriot11 · 14 replies · 496+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/27/04 | Patriot11
    PARIS (Reuters) - The French lawyer known for defending Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and guerrilla Carlos the Jackal said Saturday that Saddam Hussein's nephew had chosen him to represent the deposed Iraqi president. Jacques Verges told Reuters in a telephone interview he had received a letter from Ali Barzan al-Tikriti, whose father Barzan al-Tikriti is Saddam's half-brother, asking him to defend the former Iraqi dictator, captured by U.S. forces in December. The U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council in Baghdad is setting up a war crimes tribunal to try Saddam on charges which may include genocide and crimes against humanity. Washington...
  • French, U.S. lawyers offer to defend Saddam in trial (Ramsey Clark)

    12/16/2003 6:01:41 AM PST · by veronica · 14 replies · 163+ views
    Albawaba.com ^ | 12/16/03 | Staff
    French, U.S. lawyers offer to defend Saddam in trial as daughter says family seeks fair and legal trial Captured former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein already has at least two lawyers who are prepared to defend him. For one, a French defense lawyer, also known as the "devil's advocate" said Monday he would be prepared to defend Saddam Hussein and that the former president must be presumed innocent at any trial. Jacques Verges, a former French Resistance fighter who later campaigned against colonialism, has represented Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Carlos the Jackal in the past. Verges said hiding Saddam...
  • Carlos the Jackal Lawyer Offers Services to Saddam

    12/15/2003 5:54:05 PM PST · by Shermy · 20 replies · 528+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 15, 2003
    PARIS, Dec 15 (Reuters) - A French lawyer known for his notorious clients said on Monday he would be ready to defend Saddam Hussein and that the former Iraqi leader must be presumed innocent at any trial. Jacques Verges, who has represented Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and international guerrilla Carlos the Jackal, said hiding Saddam away was against international conventions. U.S. troops captured the deposed leader on Saturday, but his whereabouts remain a mystery. "If he had to be prosecuted tomorrow, he would have to be presumed innocent," Verges told French radio station Europe 1, adding that Saddam should...