The essentials The man suspected of having inspired the kidnappers of Mia, 8 years old, in the Vosges Mountains, is a figure in the sphere of conspiracy. His name is Rémy Daillet-Wiedemann and, according to several media outlets, he lives in Malaysia. The 55-year-old had been in politics in Haute-Garonne.
Twist the investigation into the abduction of Mia, the 8-year-old girl who disappeared in the Vosges on April 13 and was found in a squat in Switzerland on Sunday. A 55-year-old Frenchman, a former political figure in Haute-Garonne, is at the center of the investigation, confirm the Parisians and the BFMTV. He is suspected of influencing the kidnappers.
Who is the man who influenced the kidnappers?
During their detention, several kidnappers gave a name: Rémy Daillet-Wiedemann. This man was cited as an ideological reference point, according to the Parisian, who would have directly or indirectly inspired the kidnappers to kidnap the girl from her grandmother’s house. The 55-year-old has lived in Malaysia with his family for several years.
Suspected of financing the kidnapping
During his press conference on Sunday, the Nancy prosecutor stated that an amount of € 3,000 had been used to finance the kidnapping of Mia. He hadn’t wanted to think about where the money was coming from. Rémy Daillet-Wiedemann would be the origin of the financing, confirms BFMTV via an offshore account abroad to finance the logistics of the operation.
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So who is this suspect really? Rémy Daillet-Wiedemann is “one of the main characters in the French-speaking conspiracy sphere,” said the Parisian. On the Internet he calls for the “overthrow of the government of the French Republic” which, as he claims, is “completely sold to the money powers”. In a video that has been viewed more than 300,000 times, he claims, “Summons to the The Time is approaching Mr. Macron, you have run out of room, people reject you, your friends are deserting you.”
The man is against wearing a mask against Covid-19, which he considers “useless”, he wants to dismantle the 4G cell phone antennas, he questions abortion and he advocates the lifting of fines against yellow vests.
On another website he called for “stopping abusive internships for children”. He defends the principle of home schooling, breaks off national education and even gives ten reasons why his child no longer goes to school. A vision that seemed to seduce Lola Montemaggi, Mia’s mother, from whom the judiciary had withdrawn her child.
A former politician from Haute-Garonne
Before leaving for Malaysia, Rémy Daillet-Wiedemann was politically active in the Haute-Garonne. When he arrived in the department in 2000, son of the former UDF deputy Jean-Marie Daillet, he presented himself as a “craftsman” in cosmetics, as a “writer” and as a “master of oriental languages”.
In March 2008, he led a list in the local elections of L’Isle-en-Dodon. The program is therefore constructive: developing direct democracy, revitalizing trade, developing housing, creating a kindergarten or supporting agriculture. The outgoing mayor, PS Jean-Louis Brousse, is re-elected.
In October 2008, Rémy Daillet-Wiedemann was elected head of the Modem de Haute-Garonne. He then defended the “independence” of François Bayrou’s party.
A year later he supported the workers at the Molex Automotive plant in Villemur-sur-Tarn in Haute-Garonne and went on a hunger strike in solidarity with the connector company’s 283 employees.
In 2010, the modem ruled out Rémy Daillet-Wiedemann, who was accused of secretly taping the debates.
A name that is quoted in other cases
In other cases, the name of Rémy Daillet-Wiedemann appears. The man who drove into the gate of the Gendarmerie von Dax in the Landes at the end of November 2020 mentioned his name. The suspect suffered from psychiatric problems.
According to the Parisian, Rémy Daillet-Wiedemann, protected by a pseudonym, would have welcomed negationist tags on a stele in social networks in the martyr village of Oradour-sur-Glane in Haute-Vienne.
What role did Rémy Daillet-Wiedemann really play?
What role did Rémy Daillet-Wiedemann play in Mia’s kidnapping beyond funding? Was he kept informed of the preparations for the kidnapping? Did he follow it from afar? How did he come into contact with the kidnappers? Who contacted whom?
On Sunday, April 18, the investigating judge issued an international arrest warrant against Rémy Daillet-Wiedemann. The French judiciary has many questions to ask.