Corsican nationalist Yvan Colonna dies weeks after prison attack

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Yvan Colonna, 61, a militant Corsican nationalist who was attacked by a jihadist prisoner in a mainland jail this month while serving a life sentence for the 1998 shooting murder of France's top state official on the Mediterranean island, has died after several weeks in a coma.

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A jailed Corsican nationalist, whose prison assault sparked protests on the French Mediterranean island, has died, reports BBC News.