Yvan Colonna

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Yvan Colonna (Corsican: Ivanu Colonna; 7 April 1960 – 21 March 2022) was a French Corsican nationalist convicted of assassination. Colonna was born in Ajaccio, Corsica, France. He was charged with assassinating a group leader and being a member of a terrorist organisation. On 13 December 2007, Colonna was pronounced guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.

On 2 March 2022, he was attacked and stabbed in prison by a Cameroonian Islamist prisoner, who said Colonna "disrespected prophet Muhammad".[1] He died on 21 March 2022 at the age of 61, three weeks after being stabbed.[2]

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  1. "Protests intensify in Corsica one week after prison attack on separatist leader Colonna". uk.news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  2. "Yvan Colonna est mort, trois semaines après son agression par un détenu radicalisé en prison". www.leparisien.fr (in French). 21 March 2022. Retrieved 21 March 2022.