Lebedev was called in for interrogation following the Oct. 5, 2012 projection of a documentary called «The Anatomy of Protests». He was then arrested on Oct. 17. Lebedev was charged with the organization and preparation of riots, including the May 6 demonstration in the Bolotnaya Square, and was placed in preventive detention. On April 26th the court found him guilty and sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in jail.
Lebedev has fully admitted his quilt. He collaborated with the investigation and gave evidence against Sergey Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhaev.