Another Dr Kelly ? but this time it's Iran and the Nuke talks in vienna !

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Mystery over British nuclear expert's death plunge at UN HQ
A British nuclear expert has plunged to his death from the 17th floor of a United Nations HQ, just as top-level talks with Iran began.
The 47-year-old official, only identified so far as Timothy H, toppled about 120ft from the UN's building in the Austrian capital yesterday.

He is believed to have been a member of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation and was due to take part in the UN-Iran discussions starting today.
 Police revealed no further details, beyond saying an autopsy would be held.

Reports suggest no suicide note had been found
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/world/article.html?Mystery_over_British_nuclear_experts_death_plunge_at_UN_HQ&in_article_id=755610&in_page_id=64

the Austrian Times version..

British nuclear expert dies in 40-metre plunge
By Thomas Hochwarter

Police are investigating after a British nuclear energy expert involved in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme fell 40 metres to his death from a UN building in Vienna.

Officials announced today (Weds) that the man – named as Timothy Hampton – died on the spot yesterday after a fall from the 17th floor at Vienna International Centre (VIC), one of the United Nations’ (UN) main headquarters along with New York, Nairobi and Geneva.

Authorities said the 47-year-old man – a member of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) – had joined the UN’s current talks with Iran over its nuclear programme.

Investigators refused to reveal any further information on the case but said they ordered an autopsy.

The UN press office refused to comment, but staff told the Austrian Times that there had been a similar case recently in which an employee died when he fell from a comparable height

http://www.austriantimes.at/news/General_News/2009-10-21/17423/British_nuclear_expert_dies_in_40-metre_plunge#


http://www.ctbto.org/ no press release on their site yet..

does this stink or what ?? 

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Does it stink? Holy moly does it ever stink!
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UN buildings are quite dangerous places..     


Austrian UN employee dies in apparent suicide fall from 19th floor

February 17th 2008

A 44-year-old Austrian woman who worked for the United Nations plunged from the 19th floor of the iconic Secretariat building Sunday in an apparent suicide leap, police said.

Maria DiBiase, who worked with the Austrian Consulate, was discovered in the complex's rear courtyard by horrified UN staffers about 8 a.m., police said.

DiBiase, who lived in a dormitory on W. 34th St., apparently jumped after showing up for work at the UN early Sunday, police sources said.

Security guards and investigators placed yellow tape around her heavyset body and blocked some staff from leaving the building. Later, DiBiase's body lay draped with a white sheet on the east side of the 39-story building overlooking the East River.

There were no apparent signs of foul play, but an investigation was ongoing, NYPD Detective Martin Speechley said.

DiBiase was remembered as a chatty and friendly woman who had an interest in computers, according to police and UN security officers at the scene.

It wasn't the first death jump from the 55-year-old landmark.

In 1982, Johannes Raven, 57, a UN official who had just resigned from the Office of Financial Services and was reported to have been upset about his failing health, jumped from the 18th floor on the west side of the building.

It was unclear what job DiBiase held at the UN.

In a statement, UN spokeswoman Marie Okabe said, "A UN agency staff member died after falling from the 19th floor of the UN Secretariat Building.

"At this time there is no suspicion of foul play."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2008/02/17/2008-02-17_austrian_un_employee_dies_in_apparent_su-1.html and http://cryptogon.com/?p=2045

back to the present -

from the Telegraph Published: 6:17PM BST 21 Oct 2009
A British nuclear expert has fallen to his death from the 17th floor of the United Nations offices in Vienna.

The 47-year-old man, who has not been named, died after falling more than 120ft to the bottom of a stairwell.

He worked for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, an international agency charged with uncovering illicit nuclear tests
A UN spokesman in the Austrian capital said there were no "suspicious circumstances" surrounding the man's death, while a police spokesman said that no other person was believed to have been involved.

No suicide note has been found.

The incident happened on Tuesday as the United States, France, Russia and Iran held talks close by aimed at cooling tensions over Tehran's nuclear programme.

Investigators refused to reveal any further background information on the official but confirmed an autopsy will be held.

Four months ago another UN worker also believed to be British fell a similar distance at the same building, according to other staff working there.

I cannot find that story.. Also I cannot find a UN press release or statement about this. http://www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/en/press_releases.html

From the Mysterious Mirror..
British nuclear expert dies in mysterious fall
A British nuclear expert taking part in disarmament talks with Iran has died in mysterious cicumstances at a UN building in Austria.

Timothy Hampton, 47, plunged to his death from the 17th floor and was found in a stairwell just hours before high-level discussions were due to resume in Vienna.

Investigators said they have not ruled out murder or suicide, but local sources said no suicide note was found.

Police are also investigating the death of another Brit who fell from the same building four months ago.



And now this.... from uk Yahoo news via AFP 

A British nuclear expert died on Wednesday after falling from the 17th floor of the United Nations offices in Vienna, police in the Austrian capital said.

"Everything points towards a suicide and there are no signs of any third party being involved," police spokesman Alexander Haslinger told AFP, confirming an earlier report in the Kronen-Zeitung newspaper.

WHAT ???? time of this article..5:03 pm

The 47-year-old man, who has not been named, worked for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, an international agency charged with uncovering illicit nuclear tests.

A UN spokesman said there were no "suspicious circumstances" surrounding the man's death.

The incident happened while the United States, France, Russia and Iran held talks closeby aimed at defusing tensions over Tehran's nuclear programme.
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20091021/tuk-british-nuclear-expert-dies-in-fall-a7ad41d.html

How come there was no mention of the 'suicide' in later articles ?   

this needs to be looked at.     






 

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UN buildings are quite dangerous places..     


Makes me wonder

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Oh you guys, people just fall out of buildings all the time. Specially those danged UN buildings.   ;D
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Yes I know it's the Sun.. (sigh)  but now the police are treating the death as suspicious... 

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2692985/UN-official-falls-120ft-to-death.html

A BRITISH nuclear expert sparked a murder mystery last night after plunging to his death - a day before taking part in crucial talks with Iran.
Tim Hampton, 44, fell 120ft down a stairwell at a United Nations HQ hosting the tense negotations.

Investigators said the UN official left no suicide note. Police confirmed they were treating the death at the Vienna International Centre in Austria as suspicious - and a murder investigation was underway.

Mr Hampton was a member of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation.

Sources said he was about to take part in talks with Iran over its controversial uranium enrichment programme.

One said: "The timing adds to suspicions and the whole thing is a mystery. He was an extremely talented nuclear expert." Mr Hampton's body was found at 8.30am on Tuesday.
 
Pathologists are preparing to carry out a post mortem. Vienna police said: "Murder is one possibility. Suicide is another."

The Foreign Office last night confirmed diplomats were helping Mr Hampton's grieving family.

and..

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2009/10/23/British-nuclear-expert-death-a-mystery/UPI-29151256317997/

VIENNA, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Austrian police are investigating the circumstances involving the death of a British nuclear expert involved in Iranian talks at a U.N. building in Vienna.

Timothy Hampton died on the scene when he fell from the 17th floor of the Vienna International Center. Hampton had been a member of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization and joined the U.N. team in negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program.

Anne Thomas, a spokeswoman for the United Nations in Vienna, told the Austrian Times that Hampton was discovered dead at the bottom of a stairwell Tuesday morning.

"Vienna police are investigating the incident and there is nothing else we can say," she said.

Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, described the latest talks with Iran as positive.

Iran on Friday, however, balked on the deal that would allow some uranium development without the risk of weaponization.

Sources to British tabloid The Sun described the situation surrounding Hampton's death as suspicious.

"The timing adds to suspicions and the whole thing is a mystery," the source said.


No suicide note was uncovered. A similar episode occurred at the center in June.







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Re: Another Dr Kelly ? but this time it's Iran and the Nuke talks in vienna !
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2009, 09:20:52 AM »
British nuclear expert’s 17th floor UN death plunge ‘was not suicide’

By Keri Sutherland - MAIL ONLINE - 01 November 2009

Timothy Hampton was involved in monitoring nuclear activity
A British nuclear expert who fell from the 17th floor of a United Nations building did not commit suicide and may have been hurled to his death, says a doctor who carried out a second post-mortem examination.

Timothy Hampton, 47, a scientist involved in monitoring nuclear activity, was found dead last week at the bottom of a stairwell in Vienna.

An initial autopsy concluded that there were ‘no suspicious circumstances’. But it is understood that Mr Hampton’s widow Olena Gryshcuk and her family were deeply unhappy with that verdict.

Now a doctor who undertook a second post-mortem examination on behalf of the family believes she has found evidence that Mr Hampton did not die by his own hands.

Professor Kathrin Yen, of the Ludwig Institute in Graz, Austria, which specialises in traumatology research, said she had more tests to complete on Mr Hampton, who had a three-year-old son with Ms Gryshcuk.

But she said one possible theory was that Mr Hampton was carried to the 17th floor from his workplace on the sixth floor and thrown to his death.

Professor Yen used new forensic techniques to detect internal bruising caused by strangulation which would not be visible to the eye.

She said: ‘In my opinion, it does not look like suicide. My example is that somebody took him up to the top floor and took him down.

‘At the moment I don’t have the police reports. We did a CT scan. From the external exam, I saw injuries on the neck but these were not due to strangulation.’

It is expected to take three weeks for blood test results to come back. Austrian police said they believe Mr Hampton committed suicide.

He had been working for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) at the UN building.

CTBTO staff monitor tremors in countries worldwide to uncover illegal nuclear tests. It has been suggested that Mr Hampton may have been involved in talks discussing nuclear testing in Iran. The UN has strongly denied the claims.

His body was discovered last Tuesday at about 8pm. Friends said it was usual for him to work late into the night. His widow, a weapons inspector for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), was working in Japan when her husband died.

A source close to the family said life had not been easy for Mr Hampton, who was often away from his wife and son.

But the source added that he was ‘not the suicide type’. He said: ‘Tim was rather introverted. He changed his life many times.’

Trained in Britain as a bio-chemist, Mr Hampton worked in a bio-lab before moving into construction.

He then worked on nuclear test-ban projects before joining the UN in 1998, said the CTBTO.

The IAEA, an independent and separate organisation, inspects nuclear plants worldwide and is based in the building next to the CTBTO in Vienna.

Under a year ago, an American died at the IAEA in strikingly similar circumstances, his body being found at the bottom of a stairwell.

A UN spokeswoman said an investigation into that case continues, though Austrian police have concluded it was suicide.

She said: ‘This might have been a copycat thing in the CTBTO.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1224377/British-nuclear-expert-s-17th-floor-UN-death-plunge-suicide.html#ixzz0VgxLZQrJ

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Re: Another Dr Kelly ? but this time it's Iran and the Nuke talks in vienna !
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2009, 10:25:29 AM »

Second autopsy: Hampton's death likely murder
A doctor who carried out a second post-mortem examination on the body of Timothy Hampton says the nuclear expert's fall from the UN building in Vienna was murder.

The 47-year-old British scientist, who was involved in monitoring nuclear activities, was found dead last week at the bottom of a staircase in the United Nations' building.

The doctor who first examined Hampton's body concluded that there were 'no suspicious circumstances'. Following objections raised by his widow, Olena Gryshcuk, and her family as to the reliability of the assessment, another physician was asked to repeat the autopsy.

The new doctor, Professor Kathrin Yen, of the Ludwig Institute in Graz, Austria, says she has found evidence that Hampton did not commit suicide.

She believes one possible theory is that Hampton was carried to the 17th floor from his workplace on the sixth floor and thrown down from the height.

“In my opinion, it does not look like suicide. My example is that somebody took him up to the top floor and threw him down.

“At the moment I don't have the police reports. We did a CT scan. From the external exam, I saw injuries on the neck but these were not due to strangulation,” she explained.

At the time of his death, Hampton was an employee of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), which monitors tremors around the world to uncover illegal nuclear tests.

Initial reports said that Hampton may have been involved in the Vienna talks between Iran and world powers in the Austrian capital, but a CTBTO spokesman later said that he was not connected with discussions.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=110167&sectionid=351020606

and even Faux News are linking to Daily Mail article.


Nuclear Expert's Death 'Not Suicide'

A British nuclear expert who fell out of the 17th floor of a United Nations building did not commit suicide, London's Daily Mail reported a doctor who carried out a second autopsy as saying.

The doctor said Timothy Hampton may have been hurled to his death.

The 47-year-old nuclear scientist was found dead last week at the bottom of a stairwell in Vienna and an initial autopsy concluded that there were ‘no suspicious circumstances.’

Professor Kathrin Yen, of the Ludwig Institute in Graz, Austria, believes one possible theory is that Hampton was carried to the 17th floor from his 6th floor office and thrown to his death.

"In my opinion, it does not look like suicide. My example is that somebody took him up to the top floor and took him down," Yen said.

A source told the Daily Mail that Hampton was "not the suicide type."

Hampton reportedly had been working for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) at the U.N. building.

A U.N. spokeswoman said an investigation into the case continues, though Austrian police have concluded it was suicide.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,570786,00.html



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Re: Another Dr Kelly ? but this time it's Iran and the Nuke talks in vienna !
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2009, 03:25:09 PM »
British UN scientist's death was 'not suicide', Gordon Brown is told

Gordon Brown is being urged to intervene in an investigation into the mysterious death of British scientist Timothy Hampton.
The nuclear expert fell to his death from the 17th floor of a UN building in Vienna last month.

Local police and UN officials have suggested that the 47-year-old, who was involved in monitoring illegal nuclear tests by Iran and North Korea, killed himself.

But tests commissioned by his family have raised doubts about the  findings of a first post-mortem examination and suggest that Mr Hampton, from Newbury, may have been murdered.

One theory is the scientist could have been strangled, carried from his workplace on the sixth floor and thrown to his death.

Richard Benyon, Mr Hampton’s MP, said: ‘I have grave misgivings about this case. I am told Mr Hampton was not suicidal.

'He was happy in his work, loved living in Vienna and was devoted to his partner and three-year-old child.

Yet his death seems to be being swept under the carpet. I am asking the PM not to allow this to happen.’

Earlier this week, the UN denied claims that Mr Hampton, who worked for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation, was involved in talks discussing nuclear testing in Iran.


this story STINKS !!!  I'm sure good old Gordon will get to the bottom of it...... NOT !   

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1227885/British-UN-scientists-death-suicide-Gordon-Brown-told.html

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Re: Another Dr Kelly ? but this time it's Iran and the Nuke talks in vienna !
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2009, 02:50:50 AM »
Sister of UN 'suicide' scientist who died in mysterious fall rescues potential evidence from destruction

The sister of a British scientist who died in a mysterious fall has told how she rescued potential evidence from being destroyed by police.

Beverley Hall, 49, said she has been forced to store the clothes her brother wore on the night he died after officers revealed they were due to be burned.

She is now campaigning for police to investigate properly the death of Timothy Hampton, who plunged from the 17th floor of a UN building in Vienna last month.

Austrian detectives have insisted that Mr Hampton, a 47-year-old scientist involved in monitoring nuclear activity, committed suicide.

But Mrs Hall, who runs a caravan park in Newbury, Berkshire, believes there is enough evidence – including signs of bruising around her brother’s neck consistent with strangulation – to suggest he did not kill himself.

Last night, Richard Benyon, the family’s MP, said Mrs Hall had brought her brother’s possessions to the UK to prevent police from destroying them.

He said: ‘She was in Vienna and was told that the clothes were going to be burned, destroyed. So she has had to bring the clothes back to the UK in sealed bags. They are sitting in her house.

‘One would think that in such circumstances the clothes would be kept by the authorities but not in this case. Beverley said she felt like screaming in conversations with the authorities. I am getting increasingly concerned.’

Mr Hampton, a father of one, was found dead at the bottom of a stairwell in Vienna at around 8pm on October 20.

An initial post-mortem examination concluded there were ‘no suspicious circumstances’ surrounding his death.

But his widow Olena Gryshcuk and her family were unhappy with that verdict and a second examination undertaken on their behalf found bruising ‘not consistent with a fall’.

One theory the family want the authorities to examine is that Mr Hampton, who worked for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation, was carried to the 17th floor from his workplace on the sixth floor and thrown to his death.

It is understood they are also concerned that the Austrian authorities and the UN have been reluctant to treat with the death as suspicious.

Mr Benyon said: ‘Mr Hampton’s former colleagues are terrified and no one is working late like they used to. Morale is very low.

‘Beverley presented the evidence of the second autopsy but the authorities still insisted that there was nothing to suggest anything but suicide.’

Mr Benyon said he had raised the matter with Foreign Office Minister Chris Bryant, who
was applying pressure on the authorities through the British Embassy in Vienna.

CNTBTO staff monitor tremors worldwide to uncover illegal nuclear tests. The UN has denied claims Mr Hampton may have been involved in talks discussing nuclear testing in Iran.

An Austrian police spokesman refused to comment on the case but said that possessions were burned only when they were no longer relevant to an inquiry.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1229836/Sister-British-UN-death-plunge-scientist-rescues-evidence-destruction-bid-disprove-suicide-theory.html


Richard Benyon has written to the prime minister over the death of a former St Bartholomew's pupil in Vienna

NEWBURY MP Richard Benyon has demanded action over the suspicious death of a nuclear weapons expert and former St Bartholomew’s School pupil.
He has written to Prime Minister Gordon Brown calling for a “full and proper investigation” into the demise of 46-year-old Timothy Hampton, who, he said, was engaged in “very sensitive” work to prevent rogue regimes testing nuclear technology.
Mr Hampton’s body was found at the bottom of a stairwell in the United Nations building in Vienna on October 20 and an initial autopsy is said to have found "no suspicious circumstances”.
However, said Mr Benyon, Mr Hampton’s family, who live in Newbury and Swindon, arranged a second autopsy which suggested he may have been murdered before he fell.
He told newburytoday: “There were suggestions of internal bruising on the neck which could have been caused by strangulation.”
Mr Hampton worked as a scientist for the Austrian-based Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CNTBTO) and while the British Foreign Office has confirmed Mr Hampton’s death and said local police are still investigating the cause, Austrian media reports state that the police have concluded that Mr Hampton took his own life.
The CNTBTO, in a statement, dismissed claims that Mr Hampton may have been involved in negotiations over Iranian nuclear ambitions as “fabrication”.
However, in his letter to Mr Brown, Mr Benyon pleaded with the premier to intervene, warning: “Every passing day the ability to collate evidence becomes harder.”
Mr Benyon said: “The more I look into this matter the more concerned I become. The UN authorities aren’t investigating properly; the Viennese authorities are taking the path of least resistance by saying it’s within UN jurisdiction and no one has even fingerprinted the watch found by the body.
“Here we have a happy individual, happy with his partner and who has just become a father, enjoying his job and with no possible reason to commit suicide - and yet it’s being written off as such.”
He added: “He was doing a very sensitive job and the family wishes for British detectives to fly out and investigate. There are too many unanswered questions.”
His letter to Mr Brown concludes: “The family would be grateful if you could give weight to their demands for a full and proper investigation into this tragedy.”

http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/News/Article.aspx?articleID=11651 Thu, November 19 2009

Good to see this is NOT going away..