Dola Indidis, a Kenyan lawyer, is not happy with a court case that led to the execution of an obscure provincial carpenter for a variety of crimes against the state. You have already guessed that the carpenter was Jesus, the state was Rome, and the lawyer needs a hobby.
Indidis is petitioning the International Court of Justice to overturn the circa 33 A.D. verdict against Jesus, which the Catholic lawyer was a “selective and malicious persecution” that violated Jesus’ human rights, although, since Catholics believe Jesus has two natures, human and divine, would it not also violate his divine rights? A theological puzzler!
Indidis, who has also been a spokesman for the Kenyan national judiciary, is also seeking to sue the Republic of Italy, the State of Israel, King Herod, and the Emperor Tiberius, despite the latter two being dead for roughly 1,900 years.
It is not clear which judicial body has authority over the decisions of defunct empires, but a court in Nairobi already dismissed Indidis’ claim, because it is bonkers. He is now trying his luck with the Netherlands-based ICJ, which has refused to confirm or deny whether it has received the petition.
As the Religion News Service story notes, “The Rev. Maloba Wesonga, a spokesman for the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi, said the exercise was futile, at least from a theological point of view.”