As much as this sounds like something from the Onion, it's not. Gives "frivolous lawsuit" a whole new meaning.
Dola Indidis has one goal: get justice for Jesus, even if it comes 2,000 years later.
To that end, the Kenyan lawyer named quite the roster of defendants -- including Pontius Pilate, King Herod, the former Emperor of Rome, and the states of Israel and Italy -- in the lawsuit he recently filed with the International Court of Justice, media outlets report.
“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 Standard Media, a Kenyan news website. “His selective and malicious prosecution violated his human rights through judicial misconduct, abuse of office bias and prejudice.”
Including modern-day states in the suit, Indidis explained to another news outlet, is the result of those countries having previous ties to the Roman Empire.
"The government for whom they acted still is answerable for their act," Indidis told Kenya's Citizen TV. "Pontius Pilate was acting under the government of Rome, which was headed by Caesar."
Indidis went on to tell the news station that he would be relying on the Bible for evidence and that he thinks he has a good case.