his lawyers will ask for a suspended sentence on Tuesday

The lawyers of the Corsican independence activist, still in a coma after his attack, will file a request for suspension of sentence for their client on Tuesday, citing medical reasons.

Yvan Colonna’s lawyers will file a request on Tuesday for a suspension of sentence before the Paris sentencing court for medical reasons, citing the state of health of their client, BFMTV learned on Monday.

The vital prognosis of the Corsican independence activist is still engaged after he was attacked on March 2 by another inmate of the prison of Arles, where he was imprisoned, sentenced to life for the murder of the prefect Claude Erignac in 1998. At this stage, his state of health is still stationary: hospitalized in Marseille, he remains in a coma, under sedatives.

This request for suspension of sentence is made possible because it falls within the framework of article 720-1-1 of the code of criminal procedure.

Colonna author of “blasphemy” according to his attacker

On the morning of March 2, while doing sports exercises in a room in Arles prison, Yvan Colonna was violently attacked by a fellow prisoner. During his custody, the latter will justify his actions by claiming that the Corsican activist had pronounced a “blasphemy”.

On leaving police custody, facing the judge who announced his indictment for “attempted assassination in connection with a terrorist enterprise”, the suspect however disputed the terrorist nature of his gesture.

Melanie Bertrand with Elisa Fernandez

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