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Kenyan lawyer looking to sue Israel, Italy over Jesus’ death

Indidis intends to sue Israel and Italy via the International Court of Justice in an attempt to overturn the trial and death sentence of Jesus of Nazareth.

In 2007, the High Court of Nairobi threw out a similar suit Indidis filed, leading the lawyer to make the appeal to a higher court.

According to TIME, the lawyer has a large list of targets for the suit. The lawsuit names Roman Emperor Tiberius, Roman King Herod, Pontius Pilate, as well as the Jewish chief priest, elders and teachers of the law. It also more generally names Israel and Italy, both countries that inherited Roman law, according to Indidis.

“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 told the Nairobian. “His selective and malicious prosecution violated his human rights through judicial misconduct, abuse of office bias and prejudice.”

The lawyer is looking to challenge the mode of questioning during His trial, the punishments dealt to Him while proceedings were still underway and the substance of the evidence used against him.

Indidis hopes to establish the crimes Jesus was charged with and said 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.”

As the New Testament of the Bible describes, Jesus ran into trouble with Jewish authorities when he called himself the son of god and performed miracles. He was arrested on charges of blasphemy.

Initially, authorities brought Jesus to Pontius Pilate, who was then the Roman governor of Judea. Pilate claimed he had no jurisdiction over the matter, and so Jesus’ case went to King Herod, who then sent Jesus back to Pilate.

Pilate found Him not guilty of all charges, but when large crowds began booing him, he gave in and crucified Jesus along with two other criminals.

The Daily Mail reports that the case will likely not succeed at the International Court of Justice because, ironically enough, the court does not have jurisdiction over the matter.

Anthea Roberts, a professor of law at the Columbia Law School, said that the ICJ can only deal with lawsuits launched by one state against another state.

Despite the odds, Indidis is apparently confident and has a Facebook page asking for donations.

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