Tedros, the head of the scandal-ridden World Health Organisation, was recently charged by an American economist with mass extermination at the International Criminal Court.
If the case is heard, Tedros would become the first senior U.N. official to be prosecuted. Tedros denies the allegations and any wrongdoing.
According to The Times on December 14, Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Us economist David Steinman named Tedros Tedros as a convicted former leader of a communist-backed terrorist group.
Tedros Tedros was Ethiopia’s minister of health from 2005 to 2012 and then foreign minister until 2016, when his communist Tigri Popular Liberation Front (TPLF) was the mainstay of the country’s ruling coalition, and He was a key member of TPLF.
The U.S. government reportedly listed TPLF as a Global terrorist organization in the University of Maryland’s Global Terrorism Database. The group terrorizes, slaughters and arrests dissidents, and occupies about 34 percent of the country’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo.
Mr. Steinman alleged that Between 2013 and 2015, Mr. Tedros was one of the three leaders who controlled Ethiopia’s security services, enjoyed party power and was held responsible for government atrocities including murder, torture, excessive arrests and land grabs.
Tedros’s involvement in “intimidation of opposition candidates and supporters”, including “arbitrary arrests and prolonged pre-trial detention”, was “a vital decision-maker in the killing, arbitrary detention and torture by the Ethiopian army”. Steinman said.
Steinman’s charges also include that Tetanus oversaw the murder of members of the Amhara, Konso, Oromo and Somali tribes, with the intent to destroy them in whole or in part and to cause serious physical and psychological harm, according to The Times.
This is not the first time Tedros has been at the center of controversy in his Native Ethiopia.
In October 2017, he appointed the notorious Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” to help fight non-communicable diseases in Africa. Tedros Tedros was forced to back away from his decision to support Mr. Mugabe after his persecution of human rights led to the collapse of the country’s health services, which angered medical professionals and human rights groups.
Earlier this year, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States had withdrawn from the WORLD Health Organization because of Tedros’s pro-Chinese stance.