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Published on Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00
A Kenyan lawyer has filed a petition at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to assert that the trial of Jesus Christ and his subsequent crucifixion which occurred approximately 1980 years ago went against the principles of a fair trial.
At last there’s someone fighting for Jesus’ justice and the unfair treatment he received at Calvary. Because even though he might be the Son of God as well as the Messiah, he should be entitled to human rights too!
In case you are not familiar with the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
, the event supposedly happened during the 1st century AD. Jesus was arrested, tried, and sentenced by Pontius Pilate (Governor of Judea) to be scourged, and finally crucified. Jesus' redemptive suffering and death by crucifixion represent the central aspects of Christian theology, including the doctrines of salvation and atonement.
Fighting for Jesus’ rights is Lawyer Dola Indidis, a former spokesperson for the Kenyan judiciary. Indidis is attempting to sue Tiberius (Emperor of Rome 42 BC-37AD), Pontius Pilate, Annas, Jewish Chief Priest, Jewish elders, Jewish teachers of the law, King Herod, The Republic of Italy and The State of Israel.
According to Indidis, the prominent figures involved in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ “erred in law”, and the modern states of Italy and Israel are at fault for their incorporation of aspects of the laws of the Roman Empire (which were in force at the time of Jesus' death).
Jewish Chief Priest Caiaphas is accused of arresting Jesus, trying him in a kangaroo court and convicting him on a religious charge that carried the death penalty because he did not want Jesus to challenge his authority, especially not at Passover time.
Pilate, the Governor of Judea, found Jesus not guilty, but had him executed in order to keep the peace.
“It was wrong for Pilate to witness the accused being beaten,” Indidis said. “A judge must stand above all people and all forms of irregularities.”
Indidis challenged the mode of questioning used during the trial, prosecution, hearing and sentencing of Jesus Christ; the form of punishment meted out on him while undergoing judicial proceedings and the substance of the information used to convict him.
Indidis wants to establish what crime Jesus was charged with and prays that the court declares “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.”
“Some of those present spat in his face, struck him with their fists, slapped him, taunted him, and pronounced him worthy of death,” Indidis said.
When asked if this case is pursued in the interest of Christianity, Indidis said, “This case is not about fanaticism. It’s a case of law and it’s the duty of counsel to help in the development of law.”
“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 explained.
The case was initially filed in the High Court of Nairobi where it was rejected. Indidis then took it to ICJ which has constituted a pre-trial panel to consider the case.
“The court has communicated to me. I am now waiting for the date of hearing,” Indidis said.
Check out the video below of Indidis outlining the rationale behind the petition.