The report of the general inspection of justice on the death of Yvan Colonna, assassinated last March in Arles prison by one of his fellow prisoners, will be submitted this Thursday to the Prime Minister. Franck Elong Abé, the murderer of the Corsican independence movement, has since been indicted for attempted terrorist assassination.
The report of the General Inspectorate of Justice on the assassination in prison of the Corsican separatist Yvan Colonna by one of his fellow prisoners will be submitted this Thursday to the office of Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne, AFP learned on Tuesday from of Matignon. On March 2 in Arles prison, the independence activist sentenced to life for the assassination of the prefect Claude Érignac in February 1998, was attacked by a 36-year-old Cameroonian prisoner, who was serving several sentences including one of nine years. prison for “terrorist criminal association”.
A communication will take place at the end of the restitution
This radicalized detainee, Franck Elong Abé, has since been indicted for attempted terrorist assassination. Yvan Colonna died of his injuries in Marseille after three weeks in a coma. The government then requested a report from the General Inspectorate of Justice to shed light on the circumstances of this attack, which aroused anger and controversy. The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, had announced the delivery of this report at the end of the first meeting of the strategic committee on the future of Corsica, which he chaired last week in Paris.
This “operational inspection” was decided on March 3, 2022 and its final report will be submitted by the members of the inspection this Thursday to the Prime Minister’s office, and not to the Keeper of the Seals Éric Dupond-Moretti. The latter, having been Yvan Colonna’s lawyer in the past, is effectively forced to withdraw from the case. A communication will take place at the end of this restitution.