A Kenyan lawyer is suing the Holy Land for killing Jesus.
Kenyan lawyer Dola Indidis has taken on the ‘case for Christ’ as he is suing the State of Israel, the Republic of Italy and a whole slew of New Testament characters on behalf of the “Friends of Jesus.”
Indidis filed his suit in the International Court of Justice in the Netherlands, also bringing suit against Tiberius, the Emperor of Rome; Pontius Pilate; Annas, a Jewish Chief Priest; King Herod; Jewish elders and Jewish teachers of the law.
“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 Nairobian, a local Kenyan paper. “His selective and malicious prosecution violated his human rights through judicial misconduct, abuse of office bias and prejudice.”
For Indidis, it’s all about human rights, and he feels as though Jesus suffered greatly. In particular, the lawyer is challenging the modes of questioning used in Jesus’ trial more than 2,000 years ago.
“Jesus came here on Earth as a human being,” Indidis told Kenyan Citizen News. “Now when he died, he was not given an opportunity to be heard. No one speaks for him.”
Although most of the defendants are long deceased, Indidis still sees merit in the case as it could set a precedent for the future.
“This case is not about fanaticism,” he told Nairobian. “It’s a case of law and it’s the duty of counsel to help in the development of law.”
Indidis, who apparently has been studying the case for over 10 years, gathered his evidence from the Bible.
“Evidence today is on record in the Bible, and you cannot discredit the Bible,” he told Kenyan Citizen News.
While Nairobian reported that ICJ had put together a panel to hear the case, a spokesperson for ICJ reportedly told Legal Cheek the opposite.
“The ICJ has no jurisdiction for such a case,” the spokesperson said. “The ICJ settles disputes between states. It is not even theoretically possible for us to consider this case.”