More than ten days after his assault in a prison by another inmate, Yvan Colonna’s state of health “is still very serious, he never came out of a coma”, said one of his lawyers, Me Patrice Spinosi.
On France Inter, he explains that “hope (of a recovery, editor’s note) exists, but it is tenuous”, specifying “thatYvan Colonna is well cared for in Marseille and is not intended to be moved”.
On France 2, Patrice Spinosi has refuted the diagnosis of “brain death” which had circulated on the evening of the attack: “It is inaccurate, (…) the brain is still active, after knowing how and is it going to be able to really restart, that is the question that ask the doctors”.
The Corsican independence activist, sentenced to life imprisonment for his participation in the assassination of the prefect Érignac in 1998 in Ajaccio, was assaulted by a fellow prisoner on March 2 in Arles prison. Since this event, tension has risen sharply in Corsica, and “riots” broke out on Sunday in Bastia.
According to a last assessment Tuesday with Arnaud Viornery, public prosecutor of Bastia, these scuffles made 102 injured, including 79 members of the security forces.