A journalist, married with children, was arrested at Cairo Airport on February 22, 2021 while returning from Istanbul. El-Gamal left Egypt several years ago after being banned from writing and his column in Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper was canceled following a series of articles critical of the government. He returned voluntarily on February 22nd to visit his family. After his arrest, he was subjected to enforced disappearance for five days, and then appeared on case No. 977 of 2017, which is known in the media as the case of “Mekamelin 2”. He is accused of spreading false news and data, misuse of social media, and the participation in a group in contravention of the provisions of the law.