In 2010 initiated the establishment of the civil campaign "Tell the truth, "Which the authorities later denied registration.
December 19 was beaten to unconsciousness in the center of Minsk on the way to a peaceful protest. With traumatic brain injury in hospital emergency room. A few hours later there was abducted by members of the security services.
Was in the KGB detention center, has been charged under article "riots." Since beating on December 19 before being transferred to house arrest on January 29 suffered four hypertensive crisis and had the opportunity to to meet with a lawyer.
February 17th general meeting of the PEN Center decided allocate it to the Nobel Prize.
March 30 indictment reformulated to "organize activities that breach public order, or participate in them."