He was arrested from his house two months after his release order into the Case No. 977 of 2017 State Security, after exceeding the two-year pretrial detention limit prescribed by the Criminal Procedure Law. The journalist appeared before the Public Prosecution in Kafr Al-Sheikh governorate and was interrogated on a charge of joining a terrorist group. On 3 June 2020, Kafr Al-Sheikh Misdemeanor Court, convened at the counseling room, ordered his release under the guarantee of his place of residence guarantee. However, while implementing the release order proceedings, the journalist was informed that there is a default judgment issued in absentia against him over Case No. 18 of 2018 North Cairo Military Criminal, which is known in the media as “media committees in Sinai”, and he was enabled to carry out all the legal proceedings with regard to the ruling. On 3 February 2021, the court sentenced the journalist to 1o years in high-security prison.