The director of the World Health Organization (WHO), already under fire for his handling of the coronavirus, is facing more criticism for his ties to a political group that was designated as a terrorist organization by U.S. officials.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, known as Dr. Tedros, was one of the leaders of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, which was labeled a terrorist group by the United States.
National Review demanded in 2017 that the WHO be defunded over Dr. Tedros’ ties to the group, saying “Dr. Tedros … is a leader of Ethiopia’s brutal minority party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, a wing of the ruling Marxist-rooted Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front. He served the violently repressive regime as minister of foreign affairs from 2012 to 2016, after a stint as health minister.”
The Blaze also reports that prior to his election to the WHO, Dr. Tedros was accused of covering up multiple epidemics in Ethiopia during his time as the country’s health minister.