Jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi under new probe for ‘damaging the reputation of the Kingdom’

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The Saudi Arabian blogger with links to Canada who has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for nearly a decade is under a new investigation for allegedly harming the reputation of the country, according to his international legal team.

Raif Badawi has been in a Saudi prison cell since June 2012 for insulting Islam by promoting liberal views on his blog. As part of his sentence, he was publicly flogged 50 times in front of a mosque in 2015.