Kenyan suing Israel over Jesus’s death
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Kenyan suing Israel over Jesus’s death

Taking Rome and Jerusalem to the ICJ, Dola Indisis says the trial 2,000 years ago included 'judicial misconduct, abuse of office bias and prejudice'

Aaron Kalman is a former writer and breaking news editor for the Times of Israel

Filipino penitent Ruben Enaje, who has portrayed as Jesus Christ for 27 times, grimaces as he is nailed to the cross during Good Friday rituals on March 29, 2013 at Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Filipino penitent Ruben Enaje, who has portrayed as Jesus Christ for 27 times, grimaces as he is nailed to the cross during Good Friday rituals on March 29, 2013 at Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

A Kenyan lawyer is attempting to acquit Jesus of the crimes he was found guilty of committing some 2,000 years ago and overturn the death penalty handed down as a result, and has turned to the International Court of Justice to do so.

According to the Daily Mail, Dola Indisis, a former spokesperson for the African country’s judiciary system, has decided to sue Italy and Israel over the death of Jesus. The decision to turn to the ICJ, a court specializing in international law, was made after a 2007 petition to a Nairobi court was dismissed.

Jesus’s “selective and malicious prosecution violated his human rights through judicial misconduct, abuse of office bias and prejudice,” Indidis told The Nairobian, a local Kenyan paper.

Indidis’s case states the methods of questioning during Jesus’s trial by the Romans were problematic; the information used in the case was flawed and probably lacking; and that punishing him while the trial was still ongoing contradicts all forms of justice.

The Kenyan lawyer hopes the ICJ will agree that “the proceedings before the Roman courts were a nullity in law for they did not conform to the rule of law at the material time and any time thereafter.”

The ICJ, created to resolve disputes between states, has no jurisdiction over the matter and will likely choose not to consider the case, legal experts say.

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