The security forces arrested the journalist in February 2020 from Borg El Arab Airport upon his return from his annual vacation. They took him to an unknown destination during which he was illegally detained for 75 days. On 6 May 2020, he appeared before the Supreme State Security Prosecution, which interrogated him in connection with Case No. 1365 of 2018 Supreme State Security, on charges of joining a group established in violation of the provisions of the law. The journalist was ordered detained since then.