Wednesday, June 27, 2007

A Shot in the Dark

I posted a couple of weeks back on Barbet Schroeder's film portrait of dodgy French lawyer Jacques Vergès, the defender of Klaus Barbie, Slobodan Miloševic, Carlos the Jackal and other colourful characters. Now it appears that one of his protègés, Karim Achoui, a lawyer with close links to a number of known members of the Parisian and French underworld was shot in a botched murder attempt outside his home on boulevard Raspail on Sunday. Achoui obviously does not choose his clients as wisely as Maître Vergès.