UNITED STATES – Mr. Phyo Hein Htut, who lives in New York City and joined as a volunteer security staff for the office of Mr. Kyaw Moe Tun, was ruled guilty by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, of participating in a conspiracy to endanger the life or injure Mr. Kyaw Moe Tun, Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations.
Mr. Phyo Hein Htut joined as a volunteer security staff at the ambassador’s office in New York, and he leaked the information of the staff and ambassador to an arms smuggler of the terrorist junta council in Bangkok. Moreover, the court stated that it’s clearly found out that he accepted money to hire assassins to cause harm to Mr. Kyaw Moe Tun, aiming to make him resign from his position.
This order was made after an eight-day trial, and the final statement stated that the judge will make the order on March 14, 2024.
According to the law promulgated by the US Congress, anyone convicted of plotting to attack a foreign diplomatic official can be sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison.
On August 6, 2021, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested 28-year-old Phyo Hein Htut and 20-year-old Ye Hein Zaw of New York City for plotting to attack Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun.