– Juan Colona’s family sued the government for his death
A Corsican freedom fighter convicted of the assassination of politician Eriknock died on March 21 at a hospital in Marseille.
The family of Corsican freedom fighter Juan Colona, convicted of the assassination of politician Erignok, filed a lawsuit against the government (Bouches-du-Rhone) on Wednesday in the Marseille Administrative Court on Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a fellow inmate at the Arles prison on March 2.
Me Patrice Spinosi, one of the family’s lawyers, explained to AFP that Juan Colona’s parents, wife, brother, sister and two children “consider the prison administration legally responsible for his death.”
“Various elements of the investigation, as reported by the press, and the inquiries of members of parliament only aroused suspicion as to whether the attack on Juan Colonna was directly linked to a series of administrative disorders,” the lawyer writes.
He recalled that Section 44 of the Law of November 24, 2009, “Prison administration must ensure that every detainee has the effective protection of his physical integrity in all public and private spaces.”
“The government should pay compensation to the heirs of a prisoner who died as a result of violence in prison by another prisoner,” Ms Spinozi told AFP, who is seeking 200 200,000 in compensation for Yvan Colonna. And 100,000 euros for each member of his family.
“An independent and impartial tribunal is now responsible for resolving the link between the inaction of the state and the death of Evan Colona,” the attorney general said, adding that “the executive tribunal must decide on this by the end of the year.”
Serious fellow prisoner
On March 2, 61-year-old nationalist activist Frank Elong Abe, a serious fellow prisoner, presented himself as a 36-year-old Cameroonian “jihadist” and was badly injured when he was beaten in a prison gym. Juan Colona was “strangled with bare hands and then suffocated” by a plastic bag, said Laurent Gumbow, a Taurus lawyer.
Juan Colona, who was sentenced three times to life in prison for the murder of Claude Eriknock, who was shot several times in the head in 1998 in Ajaccio, died at Marseille Hospital on March 21, where he was transferred and remained in a coma permanently.
According to several sources, the invader of Juan Colona justified his action by saying that the Corsican militant had insulted and “spoken ill of the Prophet”. However, Mark Ollier, director of Arles’ Central House, considered it “not very credible” and, during a hearing before the National Assembly’s Legal Commission, assessed that the killer “wanted to pay him something.” Known ‘.
Outbreak of anger
The attack sparked outrage throughout Corsica, sometimes leading to violent protests. Without the intervention of any supervisor, in the eyes of the surveillance camera, for almost eight minutes, anger was aroused by the length of the attack on Juan Kolona. The assailant himself warned the guards that Colona was “not feeling well”.
Laurent Rydell, director of Arles Central House and director of prison administration, during his hearing in the National Assembly promised that the 49 cameras of the section concerned could not be “seen” by an agent.