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". He died on 21 March 2022 at the age of 61, three weeks after being stabbed.
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- "Protests intensify in Corsica one week after prison attack on separatist leader Colonna". uk.news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
- "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.