Two members of the Michigan Republican Party are charged by prosecutors for attempting to tamper with voting machines in Michigan during the 2020 election.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announces charges against 16 “fake electors” for former U.S. President Donald Trump in a effort to reverse president Joe Biden’s victory in the state during the 2020 election.
Prosecutors in Japan charge the 42-year-old accused killer of former prime minister Shinzo Abe with murder. Additional charges are expected after the man was found competent by psychiatrists earlier this week.
The Nara District Public Prosecutors Office in Nara Prefecture, Japan, says that the accused assassin of former prime minister Shinzo Abe is competent to stand trial for the killing. Prosecutors say that Tetsuya Yamagami "does not suffer from any mental illness that could greatly affect his ability to judge right from wrong". According to sources, prosecutors plan to indict Yamagami on murder charges.
Michigan lifts face mask requirements and capacity restrictions on indoor events. However, masks are still required for nursing homes, prisons, hospitals, schools, funeral directors, and agricultural workers but usage at businesses is optional.
Deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears in person in court for the first time since the February coup to face various charges, including "incitement to sedition". During the 30-minute hearing, Aung San Suu Kyi refused to respond on the protests due to alleged lack of information from the outside, wished her people good health and expressed support for her party, which faces dissolution under the junta.
A judge orders three men charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to stand trial, after a three-day preliminary hearing. Threat of terrorism charges are dismissed against two of the defendants.
Swedish prosecutors issue and then revoke an arrest warrant against Wikileaks spokesperson Julian Assange. Assange calls the incident "deeply disturbing" as Wikileaks prepares to release 15,000 documents which the U.S. military would like to keep secret.