An engineer, married to Mrs. Ola al-Qaradawi – a detainee – and has children; a member of the Al-Wasat Party and the party’s assistant general secretary. He and his wife were arrested while on vacation in the North Coast on July 1, 2017. He was charged in State security Case No. 316 of 2017 of belonging to a group established in contravention of the provisions of the law. Engineer Hussam Khalaf was released in July 2019, but the decision was not implemented and he was subjected to enforced disappearance for five months. Then, on January 6, 2020, he appeared accused in a new case of joining a terrorist group and financing terrorism. He is being held in Scorpion Prison.