On 22nd March, Virginie de Araujo-Recchia and six others were arrested by the DGSI (more or less equivalent to MI5) in connection with the Rémy Daillet investigation. The latter was indicted on 22nd October 2021 for allegedly engaging in a ‘criminal terrorist conspiracy’ (association de malfaiteurs terroriste criminelle). Maître de Araujo has been acting in a strictly professional capacity on Daillet’s behalf. Released from custody on 24th March, Maître de Araujo observes in a formal statement (see below), that “not a single charge” has been raised against her, nor is she “even a suspect” (témoin assisté).
The conditions of her arrest and interrogation were she says, ”grotesque” (déplorable in French), which conditions Sylvain Baron, a Yellow Jacket leader and author arrested that same day, has described in this week’s interview to France Soir. In Maître de Araujo’s words: ”Would it not have been simpler to call me in, rather than carrying me off in front of the children and detaining me under grotesque conditions – when at the end of the day, there being nothing to reproach me with, it proves to be but a fishing expedition?” […]