Kenyan Lawyer Sues Israel and Italy for Killing Jesus

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In Summary,

  • Dola Indisis has launched his second lawsuit against Italy and Israel saying the trial of Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago included ‘judicial misconduct, abuse of office bias and prejudice.
  • He says Pilate during the trial had no jurisdiction to attend to the matter but went ahead to convict and pass a capital sentence under duress.

Dola Indisis, a former spokesperson for the Kenyan judiciary has for the second time decided to sue Italy and Israel over the death of Jesus.

His decision comes out 7 years after Hague dismissed his case in 2013 following his petition to the ICJ, a court specializing in international law, after a 2007 petition to a Nairobi court was dismissed.

The case puts Rome and Jerusalem on the spotlight even though those Mr. Indidis suggests should have been convicted during the original trial have not been alive for more than 2,000 years, he insists that the government for whom they acted can and should still be held responsible.

Indidis apparently named the states of Italy and Israel in the lawsuit because upon the attainment of independence, the two states incorporated the laws of the Roman Empire, those in force at the time of the crucifixion

Jesus’s “selective and malicious prosecution violated his human rights through judicial misconduct, abuse of office bias and prejudice,” claims Mr. Indidis.

He argues that 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.”

However, legal experts claim the case will be dismissed again as the ICJ was only created to resolve disputes between states, hence has no jurisdiction over the matter and will likely choose not to consider the case.

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