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French attorney Jacques Vergès has devoted a long career to defending terrorists, dictators and mass murderers. He has consistently challenged the wider social order judging his defendants. Critics call him a devil's advocate, and a scandalously immoral publicity seeker.

Stéphanie Giry found a more complex reality as she traveled with Vergès to Cambodia on a visit to his client Khieu Samphan, the former Khmer Rouge president of Cambodia.