Kenyan lawyer Dola Indidis wants to sue both the State of Israel and the Italian government over the miscarriage of justice that occurred at Jesus’ trial and crucifixion. Dola works as a lawyer in Kenya and once served as a Kenyan Judiciary spokesman.
Tiberius, who was the Roman Emperor at the time, King Herod (King of Judea), unnamed Jewish elders and Pontius Pilate (Roman Prefect of Judea) are also named in the suit.
Dola is quoted in a Jerusalem Post article accusing Pontius Pilate of “judicial misconduct, abuse of office, bias and prejudice.” The lawyer also says
the information used to convict Jesus was flawed.
Though Jesus’ trial took place 2,000 years earlier, Dola believes both Italy and Israel are still in some sense culpable.
Dola first took his case before a Kenyan court in 2007, but the court refused to hear the case stating it lacked jurisdiction,
He recently decided to petition the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Though it is very doubtful the court will hear his case, Dola noted the Roman Catholic church eventually overturned its case against Joan of Arc who was found guilty of heresy and burned at the stake in 1431. Twenty-five years later, a papal court found her innocent of all charges and declared her a martyr.
Ironically, Jesus’ miscarriage of Justice is at the very heart of the Gospel. An innocent man needed to be found guilty and wrongfully punished in order to pay for the real sin of humanity.
Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 5:21, “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
The Apostle Peter says it this way, “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18).
If Jesus was punished for His Own sin, He could not have died for ours.