Sis. Dequi Kioni-Sadiki talked to Scotty Reid of Black Talk Radio about the condition of enslaved African descendant people living within the United States and taught us the difference between a political prisoner which the United States do not recognize just as they do not recognize they are holding prisoners of war. Sis. Kioni-Sadiki is married to current POW Sekou Odinga and she is active in the struggles against police violence, criminal justice, and women's reproductive rights. She also educated us on the movement Bro. Odinga was involved in to establish an independent Black nation on the North American continent called the Republic of New Afrika.
She is a former member of the Black Panther Collective, the NYC Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, and now serves as co-chair of the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee of which Baba Herman Ferguson serves as Chairman Emeritus. She served as national co-chair of the People of African Decent Caucus for the Washington, DC based United States Student Association, and currently works with the NYC Jericho Movement in the campaign to free united states political prisoners and prisoners of war. Dequi is an artist, poet, public speaker, educator for liberation and WBAI radio producer.
In 1983 Bro. Sekou Odinga was convicted of charges for the liberation of Assata Shakur and the expropriation of an armored truck and was sentenced to 40 years and a $50,000 fine. He was also convicted of New York State charges which arose out of the capture and the murder of his comrade Mtayari S. Sundiata and was sentenced to 25 years to life to be served consecutively to the federal sentence. He is a freedom fighter, fighting for the freedom, liberation and self-determination of our people.
On Jan. 24, 1979 the United Nations passed a specific resolution stating that the General Assembly declares that Freedom Fighters captured during the struggle for liberation must be entitled to Prisoner of War status in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Geneva Convention. Since his imprisonment he has seen many loved ones pass away without being able to say goodbye, including his grandparents, parents, an older sister and two brothers. The biggest loss of all was his dear son Yafeu A. Fula. In the rap world he was known as Yaki Kadafi of the Outlawz, back up group and collaborator with Tupac Shakur. Much more info on this heroic freedom fighter is available at http://www.sekouodinga.com/