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Death of Yvan Colonna: the suspect speaks of a sponsored act and announces a “big reveal at the trial”

Franck Elong Abé, suspect in the death of Corsican nationalist Yvan Colonna, returned to his initial version and brought forward heavy accusations before announcing a "big reveal at the trial".

Yvan Colonna has died on March 21, 2022, a few weeks after having been released. Strangled in the sports hall of the central house of Arles. The Corsican nationalist was serving à at that moment a sentence of criminal imprisonment perpetuity for the assassination of prefect Claude Erignac on February 6, 1998 at Ajaccio. Among those accused of the attack on Yvan Colonna is Franck Elong Ab. He was é indicted and in provisional detention for this assassination in connection with a terrorist enterprise.

In a letter addressed to &agrav; the anti-terrorist investigating judge, that France Bleu RCFMwas able to consult, he returns to his initial version in which he indicated that he had killed you. the activist à because of a "blasphemy" against the prophet Muhammad. He also affirmed that having "acted alone". From now on, he has a completely different speech. He claims to have been é "berné by false promises against a large sum of money" and more precisely "100,000 euros per year of prison". He thus evokes a sponsored act. by individuals who presented themselves under a false identity. He ultimately clearly accused  state services and the General Directorate of Security inner reason to be behind this manipulation aimed at the assassination of Yvan Colonna: "You used me' to delete Yvan. To then bury myself alive. Well done DGSI. Well done state services. 

Other revelations ahead come ?

He would then have promised à the judge to "give all the details of the story" during a "big unpacking at the trial". His new statements are taken into account in the file, confirmed a judicial source, but verification is still awaited. Me Dominique Paolini, lawyer for Yvan Colonna's brother and his parents, estimated that that it was necessary to take its new elements with caution, but nevertheless with interest. quot;.

A source close to the matter also highlighted "the alteration of discernment" diagnosed at Franck Elong Abé by psychiatry experts. Camille Chaize, spokesperson for the Ministry of the Interior and Overseas Territories, for her part assured that "these allegations are completely false. The services of the Ministry of the Interior do not sponsor assassinations or attacks against anyone. 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116