A 22-year-old man was indicted and placed in pre-trial detention on Friday November 17 in Marseille for the fire at the Ajaccio courthouse on March 9, 2022, Agence France-Presse (AFP) learned from the prosecution from Marseille, confirming information from Corsica-Morning.
The young man was arrested at the start of the week in Ajaccio. According to a judicial source, his DNA was found on an object directly linked to the fire by the technical teams of the Ajaccio judicial police. The investigation into this fire was quickly diverted to Marseille, the magistrates of Ajaccio having been very affected by this event.
500,000 euros of damage
After the fatal attack on independence activist Yvan Colonna, on March 2, 2022 in Arles prison (Bouches-du-Rhône), where he was serving a life sentence for his participation in the ination of prefect Erignac, in 1998 in Ajaccio, numerous demonstrations had been organized in Corsica. And these degenerated almost systematically under the leadership of a handful of demonstrators.
On March 9, the thugs gathered in the early evening in front of the Ajaccio prefecture finally dispersed. But a few minutes later, demonstrators entered the courthouse and lit fires in front of and inside the building. Repairs for the damage caused that evening, some of which are still ongoing, have been estimated at more than 500,000 euros by the courts.
Yvan Colonna died on March 21, 2022 at the northern hospital of Marseillea little more than two weeks after his attack.
The World with AFP