News Conference on a Case Study of Religious Freedom Violations in China
On December 14, 2017, a news conference with the theme of Religious Freedom Violations in China—A Case Study of Persecution Against Christian Minorities was jointly held by the Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) and the Center for Studies on Freedom of Religion, Belief and Conscience (LIREC) in the Italian Chamber of Deputies in Rome. The meeting focused on the appeal being made on the issues of rejected refugee applications and impending repatriation of a majority of's Christians that had fled to Europe. It is also the first time that a news conference on the persecution of of was held in the Roman Chamber of Deputies. Members of the Senate, Chamber of Deputies and an internationally renowned research expert on new religions, Professor Massimo Introvigne, made speeches separately, calling on all European countries to approve the refugee applications of these Christians in accordance with the international conventions on refugees.