A Kenyan lawyer has filed a lawsuit with the International Court of Justice to overturn the trial and crucifixion of Jesus, arguing that the trial was unlawful, The Courier-Mail reports.
Mr Dola Indidis is demanding that Israel and Italy be held responsible. A Roman Catholic, and former spokesperson for the Kenyan Judiciary, Indidis filed the lawsuit regarding Jesus' death with the International Court of Justice, the primary judicial branch of the United Nations based at The Hague in the Netherlands.
He filed the lawsuit against Pontius Pilate, several Jewish elders, King Herod, Tiberius (Emperor of Rome 42 BC-37AD), the Republic of Italy and the State of Israel. 'I filed the case 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,' Indidis told TheNairobian in a recent interview.
'His selective and malicious prosecution violated his human rights through judicial misconduct, abuse of office bias and prejudice.'
The International Court of Justice has reportedly created a preliminary panel to consider Indidis' case, but there is a small problem. 'The ICJ has no jurisdiction for such a case,' an ICJ spokesperson told website Legal Cheek.
Mr Indidis has tried to file this case before. In 2007, he submitted his case to the Kenyan High Court in Nairobi, but it was rejected for not having enough legal standing, especially since parties Indidis wishes to prosecute have been dead for 2,000 years.
FULL STORY Kenyan lawyer sues Israel, Italy over Jesus's trial (TheCourier-Mail)