Tentative fresh start for Vienna’s King Abdullah Centre Premium30 April 2015 | by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
The Saudi-financed King Abdullah Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (Kaiciid) in Vienna has promised to put a stronger focus on religious freedom and human rights and cultivate a more open communications culture.The pledge followed criticism of the centre after it refused to comment on the flogging of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi earlier this year.Kaiciid’s founding members, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Spain and the Holy See – a founding observer – reached agreement on a fresh start last month in Vienna.While the organisation had condemned the Charlie Hebdo murders, it refused to comment on Raif Badawi’s flogging – he was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for setting up a website advocating free speech – saying its statute
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