A Kenyan lawyer has filed a petition with the International Court of Justice in The Hague, suggesting that the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ was unlawful, and the State of Israel among others should be held responsible, according to reports.
Dola Indidis, a lawyer and former spokesman of the Kenyan Judiciary is reportedly attempting to sue Tiberius (emperor of Rome, 42 BCE-37 CE), Pontius Pilate, a selection of Jewish elders, King Herod, the Republic of Italy and the State of Israel.
He has challenged the mode of questioning used during Jesus’ trial, prosecution, hearing and sentencing arguing that the founder of the Christian fraternity wasn’t given an opporunity to be heard.
“I’m suing as a friend,” Indidis is quoted as saying by Kenya’s Nairobian newspaper.
But ICJ has laughed off Indidis’ petition, saying it has no jurisdiction for such a case.
“ The ICJ settles disputes between states. It isn’t even theoretically possible for us to consider this case.”
Jesus Christ, one of the most significant religious and historical figures in the world, was born a Jew and lived over 2, 000 years ago. He is also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity, whom the teachings of most Christian denominations hold to be the Son of God.
Indidis argues that though Jesus died long time ago, “we have a good case with a high probability of success and I hope it’s done in my lifetime.”
He added: “Evidence today is on record in the Bible, and you can’t discredit the Bible…His selective and malicious prosecution violated his human rights through judicial misconduct, abuse of office, bias and prejudice.”
According to Indidis, the states of Italy and Israel come in because upon “the attainment of independence, the two states incorporated the laws of the Roman Empire, those in force at the time of crucifixion.”
“Some of those present spat in his face, struck him with their fists, slapped him, taunted him, and pronounced him worthy of death,” he said.—(Source: Jerusalem Post.)Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :