A Kenyan lawyer has filed a petition in The Hague, asking the International Court of Justice to hold Israel, among others, responsible for the “unlawful” trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, a Kenyan newspaper reported.
Dola Indidis, a former spokesman of the Kenyan Judiciary, is reportedly trying to sue Tiberius, Pontius Pilate, King Herod, a selection of Jewish elders, the Republic of Italy and the State of Israel, the Jerusalem Post reported.
“Evidence today is on record in the Bible, and you cannot discredit the Bible,” Mr. Indidis told the Kenyan Citizen News.
Mr. Indidis insists that though the men mentioned have been dead for thousands of years, the government for whom they acted can and should still be held responsible, The Post said.
“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,” Mr. Indidis told the Nairobian. “His selective and malicious prosecution violated his human rights through judicial misconduct, abuse of office bias and prejudice.”
“I am suing as a friend,” he added. “I know with a matter of fact and truth we have a good case with a high probability of success and I hope it is done in my lifetime.”
Mr. Indidis named Israel and Italy in the lawsuit, because upon attaining independence, they incorporated the laws of the Roman Empire. The case was first filed in the High Court in Nairobi but was rejected. The lawyer then applied to have it heard at the ICJ, The Post reported.
An official from the ICJ said, “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,” The Post reported.