Caracas, February 13, 2023 (OrinocoTribune.com)—Last Friday Orinoco Tribune had the honor and privilege to interview Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) in reference to recent intimidation and repressive actions launched by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) against him, against the APSP and the Uhuru Movement.
On July 29, 2022, the FBI raided Yeshitela’s residence, in Saint Louis (MO), where he was with his wife, Ona Zené Yeshitela. They used armed vehicles, stunt grenades, automatic machines with laser pointers that filled the chest of Yeshitela when he opened the door of the house. The repressive agency disrupted the whole neighborhood were Yeshitela leaves and where the Uhuru Movement has a long trajectory of community work. The FBI “operation” was also replicated in other APSA and Uhulu facilities across the US.
Despite the FBI using as excuse for the excessive use of force and these intimidation techniques that could have ended his life, after more than six months he or any one in the movement haven’t been summoned or charged for any crime. The FBI has transpired to the press that the incident is part of an investigation against a Russian national named Alexander Viktorovich Ionov, somehow implying that this decade long organization is a Russian front….