Married, investigative journalist and researcher specializing in Sinai affairs and Islamic groups. He was arrested on November 29, 2015 from Hurghada Airport, while returning from Berlin. He was investigated in State security Case 596/2015, on charges of belonging to a banned group, promoting its ideas, and spreading false news about the situation in Sinai. He remained in pretrial detention for more than two years, that is, beyond the maximum limit of pretrial detention. Then on January 6, 2018, the case was referred to the Military Prosecutor, where on May 22, 2018, the Military Court sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment, and the case was registered with North of Cairo Military Felonies No. 18 of 2018. He is being held in Al Mazraa Tora prison.