A trial was held on the claim of liquidation of the Moscow Helsinki Group, a Russian human rights organization.

APA's Moscow correspondent reports that the liquidation of the Moscow Helsinki Group was considered in the Moscow City Court at the request of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.

The court upheld the claim of the Ministry of Justice.

The Ministry of Justice claimed in the lawsuit that the Moscow Helsinki Group violated the law on public associations by operating outside the Moscow region and that the organization's charter did not meet the existing requirements of the law.

The Moscow Helsinki Group human rights organization was founded in 1976 during the Soviet Union.