He was arrested from his house on 25 April 2020, before he appeared at the headquarters of the State Security Prosecution 2 days later. He was interrogated over the Case No. 558 of 2020 State Security, on charges of: colluding with a terrorist group to achieve its goals, misusing social media, and spreading and broadcasting false news and statements. The Prosecution then decided to hold him in detention for 15 days.