Over 2,000 years have passed since the trial against Jesus, as told through biblical history. Yet, a Kenyan lawyer has recently petitioned the International Court of Justice in the Hague to declare that the trial of Jesus was invalid, according to The Blaze.
Kenyan lawyer Dola Indidis, who is a former spokesman for the Kenyan Judiciary states that the trial was held in a manner contrary to the principles of a fair trial.
“I want a declaratory judgment declaration that the trial judgment and sentence entered were badly done and therefore null and void,” Indidis told the press.
The case “Friends of Jesus” was initially filed in Kenya’s High Court in Nairobi in 2007 by Indidis. However, the court ruled it had no jurisdiction to hear the case and threw the matter out.
According to The Blaze, Indidis has filed his case at the UN’s top judiciay body in the Hague against Tiberius, who was the Emperor of Rome from 42 BC through 37AD, Pontius Pilate, King Herod, the Republic of Italy, the State of Isreal, and a selection of Jewish elders. He also named Palestine, which, as of last year, was recognized as a non-member observer state.
The International Court of Justice (IJC) “has constituted a panel” to hear the case according to several sources. However, other media have disputed that the ICJ has accepted the case.
“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 IJC spokesperson has told Legal Cheek.
In his suit, Indidis claims that Jesus’ trial was conducted in a manner not appropriate in the laws at the time.
If allowed to try the case, Indidis plans on using the Bible as evidence.
“According to the scriptures, the tribulations that culminated in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was all the will of God. That may be the case, but Dola Indidis insists Jesus Christ suffered gross violation of human rights and for that justice must be done,” Sylvia Chebet of Kenya Citizen TV reported:
“The way he was made to die was not lawful,” Indidis says. “It’s not too late to seek justice for the son of God.”
According to The Blaze, Indids wants the court to declare the proceedings a nullity as they did not conform to the rule of law. Furhter, he claims that the sentence handed down was not correct. He argues Galiean law 2,000 years ago required that someone guilty of the crime of blasphemy was stoning to death and not crucifixation.
“Blasphemy against the God of Jews was not even a crime under Roman law. The judge passed the wrong sentence,” he stated.
In the interview Chebert questioned Indidis’ intentions and his state of mind. “Your pursuit of this case makes one wonder whether you’re in the right state of mind. Actually people find it insane.”
“I know as a matter of fact and a matter of truth that we have a good case with a high probability of success,” Indidis responded.
“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. His selective and malicious prosecution violated his human rights through judicial misconduct, abuse of office bias and prejudice,” Indidis told The Nairobian, press in Kenya.