A Kenyan lawyer has taken the injustice that resulted in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ over two millenia ago so personally that he has dragged the state of Israel and Italy to court for killing him.
Not only that, the Kenyan lawyer, name Dola Indidis, is also suing past Roman Empire and Jewish leaders during Jesus’ era as recorded in the Bible – Pontius Pilate, Herod the Great, Annas the high priest, Caiaphas the chief priest, Jewish elders, Roman emperor Tiberius and Jewish teachers of the law – for playing key roles in the death of Jesus.
Indidis told Kenyan local newspaper Nairobian that he filed the suit at the International Court of Justice ‘because it’s my duty to uphold the dignity of Jesus and I have gone to the ICJ to seek justice for the man from Nazareth,’ arguing that ‘his selective and malicious prosecution violated his human rights through judicial misconduct, abuse of office bias and prejudice.’
Indidis based his case on human rights, taking offence to the way Jesus was questioned during his trial. ‘Jesus came here on Earth as a human being,’ he told another outlet Kenyan Citizen News. ‘Now when he died, he was not given an opportunity to be heard. No one speaks for him.
‘Some of those present spat in his face, struck him with their fists, slapped him, taunted him, and pronounced him worthy of death.’
Indidis went on to say that it is not about fanaticism, but instead ‘it’s a case of law and it’s the duty of counsel to help in the development of law.’
‘I’m suing as a friend,’ he said.
Indidis took his evidence from the Bible. ‘Evidence today is on record in the Bible, and you cannot discredit the Bible,’ he said.
The lawyer also said the ICJ has accepted and is now currently considering the case, but according to an ICJ official, ‘The ICJ has no jurisdiction for such a case. The ICJ settles disputes between states. It is not even theoretically possible for us to consider this case.’
I mean how can the ICJ (or anyone for that matter) consider this case?