Ok, here’s the batshit court case of the week… 😛
- Dola Indidis believes trial and execution violated Jesus’ human rights
By DAMIEN GAYLE
PUBLISHED: 18:24 GMT, 4 August 2013 | UPDATED: 07:30 GMT, 5 August 2013
Miscarriage of justice? A Kenyan lawyer has petitioned the International Criminal Court to have Jesus’ conviction and death sentence quashed
A Kenyan lawyer has petitioned the International Court of Justice to overturn the trial and conviction of Jesus Christ and his subsequent death sentence.
Dola Indidis, a former spokesman of the Kenyan Judiciary, is attempting to sue, among others, the Republic of Italy and the State of Israel over the execution of the Christian Messiah.
He has turned to the Netherlands-based court, which usually hears matters of international law, after an attempt to file the suit at the High Court of Nairobi was thrown out in 2007.
Mr Indidis hopes to have Jesus’ conviction quashed.
‘His selective and malicious prosecution violated his human rights through judicial misconduct, abuse of office bias and prejudice,’ the lawyer told Kenyan paper The Nairobian.
Few apparent miscarriages of justice have reverberated as far and as long as the conviction and crucifiction of Jesus more than 2,000 years ago.
According to the New Testament, the Messiah ran into trouble after performing miracles and claiming he was the son of God, prompting Jewish authorities to arrest him on charges of blasphemy.
They brought Him to Pontius Pilate, then the Roman Governor of Judea, who told them he did not have jurisdiction to hear the case and sent him to King Herod, who sent him back to Pilate.
Pilate found Jesus not guilty of any charges but, after crowds of angry Jews called for Him to be executed, the governor gave in and had him crucified alongside two criminals.