Kenyan Lawyer Sues Israel Over Death of Jesus

Other defendants in suit include Pontius Pilate, King Herod

Dola Indidis / YouTube screenshot
August 1, 2013

The State of Israel is being sued by a Kenyan lawyer in the International Criminal Court of Justice (ICJ) for the "trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ," which the lawyer claims was "unlawful," according to regional media reports.

Kenyan lawyer Dola Indidis says that Israel and the Jewish people should be held legally liable for Jesus’s death, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Indidis, who has taken his case the ICJ in The Hague, is also suing Tiberius, the emperor of Rome in 42 BCE, "Pontius Pilate, a selection of Jewish elders, King Herod, the Republic of Italy, and the State of Israel," according to the Post.

Indidis is using the Bible as his primary piece of evidence against Israel.

"Evidence today is on record in the Bible, and you cannot discredit the Bible," Indidis was quoted as saying by the Kenyan Citizen News.

Indidis further "insists that the government for whom they acted can and should still be held responsible," the Post reported.

Indidis, who reportedly is a former spokesman of the Kenyan Judiciary, insists that he has a "duty to uphold the dignity of Jesus."

"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 was quoted as saying. "His selective and malicious prosecution violated his human rights through judicial misconduct, abuse of office bias and prejudice."

Indidis further maintains that Jesus was not given a proper say during his trial and that his resulting punishment was unfairly carried out.

"I am suing as a friend [of Jesus]," he was quoted as saying.

When asked about the case, an ICJ official is reported to have said, "It is not even theoretically possible for us to consider this case," according to the Post.

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