Friday, 2 August 2013
(ODD GIST): Kenyan Lawyer Sues Israel For Killing Jesus
A Kenyan lawyer, Dola Indidis, is suing the State of Israel, the Republic of Italy for the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ which the lawyer claims was unlawful.
Dola Indidis, a Roman Catholic, is petitioning the International Court of Justice, to nullify Jesus’ conviction and death sentence by Pontius Pilate.
Indidas is accusing Pilate, who was the Roman governor of Judea, of “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.”
Indidis first brought his case before the Kenyan High Court in Nairobi in 2007, but the court refused to hear it, saying it lacked jurisdiction.
Now he is turning to the International Court of Justice, often referred to as the World Court, which is best known for ruling on territorial disputes between members of the United Nations.
Indidis’ petition has surprised Christian leaders in Kenya.
But Indidis seems undeterred and points to the example of Joan of Arc, the 15th-century saint who led the French to major victories against the English before she was captured and burned at the stake. A quarter-century after Joan’s death her conviction was overturned by a papal court, and in 1920 she was canonized.