– He was arrested from his house at Al-Ameryia district at dawn of 5 January 2021, before he was taken to an unknown destination. He was then transferred to the quarantine hospital in Abbasyia and on 16 January 2021, the photojournalist appeared before the State Security Prosecution for investigation into the Case No. 955 of 2020 State Security on charges of joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its purposes, spreading false news and statements and using an Internet account to publish false news. The Prosecution decided to hold Al-Zaeim for 15 days in pretrial detention.