In his last report, published in early October, Othman accused the United States and Britain of withholding information regarding Hammarskjold’s death.
(28. Aug 1998) The documents, found by a truth commission researcher investigating an apparently unrelated matter, implicate then CIA chief Allen Dulles in Operation Celeste. They also claim that the explosives used for the bomb that downed the aircraft were supplied by a Belgian mining conglomerate, Union Miniere. The company had extensive interests in copper-rich Katanga, and is known to have backed to Tshombe’s use of mercenaries, including the group led by South Africa’s Colonel „Mad Mike“ Hoare.
The most damning report refers to a meeting between MI5, Special Operations Executive, the CIA and the SAIMR at which it was recorded that Dulles „agrees … Dag is becoming troublesome and … should be removed“.
Tribute to Dag Hammarskjöld, Secretary-General of the United Nations, by Mr. John F. Kennedy, President of the United States of America, at the Sixteenth Session of the General Assembly, 25 September 1961.
(12.1.2019) Exclusive: Cold case documentary casts new light on mystery of Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane crash
(8.2.2019) Am letzten Januarwochenende hatte beim Sundance Film Festival der Dokumentarfilm “Cold Case Hammarskjöld” von Mads Brügger und Andreas Rocksen Premiere. Die beiden Filmemacher recherchierten über den mysteriösen Flugzeugabsturz, bei dem der UN-Generalsekretär Dag Hammarskjöld 1961 in Afrika ums Leben kam. Dabei stießen sie auf sensationelle Informationen, bei denen die geheime Miliz SAIMR eine wichtige Rolle spielt. Ihre Blutspur zieht sich durch den ganzen afrikanischen Kontinent. Der britische Guardian berichtet in mehreren Artikeln darüber, die wir hier in deutscher Übersetzung von Josefa Zimmermann wiedergeben.
In 1961, United Nations‘ secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. It’s understood that because Hammarskjöld was, at the time, advocating for Congo’s independence (against the wishes of European mining companies and other powerful entities), the “crash” was an assassination. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel, The Ambassador) leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to unearth the truth. He, his Swedish private-investigator sidekick, and a host of co-conspirators tirelessly pursue a winding trail of clues, but they turn up more mysteries than revelations. Scores of false starts, dead ends, and elusive interviews later, they begin to sniff out something more monumental than anything they’d initially imagined.