“His death was almost certainly the result of a sinister intervention.”
Susan Williams — University of London scholar of African decolonization
“I also received information regarding an unauthenticated claim made by a Belgian pilot, Beukels, to Claude de Kemoularia in 1967 that Beukels shot down or otherwise forced SE-BDY to crash. In the course of my work, I was for the first time given access to the originals of De Kemoularia’s agendas, as well as many of his personal records, which appear to verify his meeting with “Beukels” and other mercenaries in 1967. I also reviewed De Kemoularia’s letters showing that he had gone to the French and Swedish authorities regarding Beukels’s claim much earlier than previously understood. However, without further information, I was not able to verify other aspects of the claim, including, most notably, the identity of Beukels.”
Mohamed Chande Othman — UN Report A/71/1042
March 30 2018 — Secretary General António Guterres has reauthorized the UN investigation into the 1961 crash of the aircraft carrying Mr. Hammarskjold and 15 others on an African peace mission. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today
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UPDATE (August 7 2019) — In a progress report on his investigation released in December 2018, Mohamed Chande Othman said fresh information had surfaced in the past year that could cast light on the mysterious death of former UN secretary Dag Hammarskjold.
In his report, the judge said the UK and South Africa had been entirely unhelpful.
On January 1st 2019, I wrote [Intel Today — Knowns & Unknowns of the 2019 Intelligence Calendar] :
“In June 2019, Judge Othman will provide his final report to the Secretary-General, who will transmit it to the General Assembly before the end of its 73rd session.”
However, a recent piece published by the New York Times [In Hammarskjold’s Native Sweden, Hint of State Secrets Linked to His 1961 Death] indicates that the report could be delayed.
“A prominent jurist retained by the current secretary general, António Guterres, has been looking into the case for two years and is believed to be nearing the final stages of his inquiry.
The judge, Mohamed Chande Othman of Tanzania, is supposed to produce a report by the end of the current United Nations General Assembly session in mid-September, though it may be delayed.”
Additionally, the Times reports that Swedish authorities have refused Hans Kristian Simensen ’s request for access to official Hammarskjold-related documents on grounds that they are classified under national security laws.
According to Mr. Simensen, documentation has just been released from the Hammarskjold family archives suggesting that the United Nations’ own military investigators had concluded that the pilot was another mercenary who went by the name of “Dubois”, most certainly the “nom de guerre” of a [French speaking] European mercenary.
The finding was contained in a report by the Military Information Branch of the United Nations marked “strictly confidential”. It was initially circulated just weeks after the crash.
In 2018, Sweden foreign minister, Margot Wallström, appointed a former ambassador, Mathias Mossberg, to assist Judge Othman’s inquiry and ensure that all relevant information in Swedish archives has reached the U.N. investigation into the death of Dag Hammarskjold.
In a letter to Sweden’s Foreign Ministry and published by the Dagens Nyheter — a leading Swedish newspaper — the descendants of some of the 16 people killed in the crash ask a simple question:
“How can Sweden expect other countries to declassify relevant documents if Sweden is not doing the same?”
END of UPDATE
In October 2017, Judge Othman — a former chief justice of Tanzania — produced a report for Mr. Guterres, which supports the longstanding suspicion that Mr. Hammarskjold may have been assassinated.
“Tt remained plausible that an external attack or threat may have been a cause of the crash,” Mr. Guterres said in a statement.
“Mr. Guterres said he also had asked governments that may hold information relevant to the Dag Hammarskjold investigation to appoint an independent and high-ranking official to conduct a dedicated internal review of their intelligence, security and defense archives to determine whether relevant information exists.”
Judge Othman did not immediately respond to inquiries about the resumption of his work and precisely where he might be seeking more information.” [NYT]
A former Belgian mercenary known only as ‘Beukels’ has claimed that he accidentally shot down the Albertina in an attempt to divert it from Ndola to another airport.
However, an expert believes that ‘Beukels’ is a false track. In a comment posted on january 26 2018, Victor Rosez wrote:
“We are wasting too much time looking for the case of the diplomat Claude De Kemoularia and the officers (brothers) De Troyer and Grant concerning the famous pilot Beukels who would have descended the Albertina with on board the secretary-general of the United Nations Mr Dag Hammarskjöld.
This is a false track, the real name of this pilot is Roger Beuckels who is not a pilot at all but a mercenary who served in the 14th Commando in 1964/65 around Stanleyville where he committed atrocities. It seems that he was also in Kipushi in Katanga in 1962/63. Before that he already had a career as a criminal …
The officers De Troyer (yet occupying high positions in the army) who brought this witness knew very well that this Beukels was a false track … one can ask why they did this?”
A very credible source told INTEL TODAY that Jan Van Risseghem is the Belgian pilot responsible for the death of Dag Hammarskjold.
Van Risseghem’s widow claimed that her husband had an alibi. According to his log, he was somewhere else at the time.
However, two experts told Intel today that the entry in the log book is a fabrication.
“There is something very strange with that log… the pages in that log concerning the famous period of the crash are not written by Jan Van Risseghem but by the hand of Marjon… that makes that log a false evidence,” Victor Rosez argues.
Findings on Dag Hammarskjöld’s death & other topics – Daily Briefing (25 October 2017)
UPDATE (March 30 2019) — On January 12 2019, The Guardian confirmed that Belgian mercenary Jan van Risseghem was indeed the person responsible for the death of Dag Hammarskjold and his crew, as previously reported by Intel Today.
But some people quickly objected that Risseghem had an alibi.
Indeed, the Belgian State Security Services — VSSE — had provided Jan Van Risseghem with a rock solid alibi.
However, newly released official documents from the VSSE show that this alibi is a pure fabrication.
In November 2017, Pierre Coppens told INTEL TODAY that Jan Van Risseghem was the Belgian mercenary responsible for the death of Dag Hammarskjold.
Many experts now believe that Jan Van Risseghem caused the death of UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold — as well as fifteen other people on the plane — on September 18 1961.
If you read his Wikipedia page, Boris Hagelin appears to have been a successful but rather ordinary Swiss businessman. But appearances can be deceptive.
Boris Hagelin was one of the greatest US spies of the 20th century. A few bits of his extraordinary life have begun to emerge recently but much is still classified.
Sixten Svensson is a retired Swedish journalist and the brother-in-law of the late Boris Hagelin who founded Crypto AG.
Hagelin betrayed about 130 countries — and several organizations such as the UN and NATO — when he decided to collaborate with the NSA and rigged his machines to allow the US spooks to read all diplomatic cables around the world in real-time.
Svensson told Intel Today that all the machines delivered to the UN — including the one used by Hammarskjöld during his visit to Congo — had been rigged at the request of the NSA. All machines delivered to NATO were also compromised.
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