Yvan Colonna

Macron calls for calm in Corsica after nationalist prisoner dies

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Yvan Colonna died on Monday evening in a Marseille hospital, three weeks after he was assaulted by another prisoner.

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.

France suspends jail term for Corsican nationalist on life support

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A French judge has suspended on medical grounds the life sentence handed to Corsican nationalist Yvan Colonna for the 1998 assasination of a senior state official and who remains in a coma since he was severely beaten by a fellow prisoner in a mainland jail earlier this month.

Rioting in Corsica over assault of jailed nationalist

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Six days of street protests on the French island of Corsica over the serious assault in a mainland prison of nationalist figure Yvan Colonna, serving a life sentence for the 1998 murder of a prefect and who was left in a coma by a fellow prisoner jailed for jihadist activity, turned to rioting overnight Wednesday, when law courts and a bank were targeted.