Human Rights Activist of all times- Thor Halvorssen

Thor Halvorssen is a people lover that is the reason why he founded Human Rights Foundation. The 40 years old who is half Venezuelan and half Norwegian founded his organization which is based in New York in 2005. His background is an adventurous as well as royal, as his paternal grandfather was a counsel of the Venezuelan king during two world war two. In his era as counsel, the Germans invaded his home, and he was forced to turn away the Norway’s fleet to Venezuelan ports. Thor’s mother had originated from the family of the first Venezuelan President Cristal Mendoza and Simon Bolivar the Liberator, a military leader who assisted the Latin America’s to win from Spain.

Thor did not only originate from a royal family, but also from a social activist background. His grandfather Oystein was on the frontline in the fight against corruption and after exposing the government corruption he was jailed and tortured during the period he was working on a drug Czar in Venezuela. His mother who also fought for humanity was shot while demonstrating in an anti-Chavez protest. Currently, his first cousin Leopoldo Lopez is in jail for political reasons as he was in the forefront in challenging the Chavez regime that refused to end with its namesake.Thor Halvorssen himself was arrested after he and his cameraman traveled to Ho Chi Minh City to interview the founder of Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam after his church was forbidden and was given 28 years house arrest. Thor trust that he is not a conformist instead he is a “Classical Liberal.” His love for humanity makes him to not only talk about human rights but to up his sleeves and get ready to get dirty for the sake of humankind.

Thor was born in Venezuela to a father who was Venezuelan Ambassador for anti-narcotics Affairs in the Administration of Carlos Andres Perez; he also worked for the Venezuelan Senate Commission as a special overseas investigator. Thor was born on March 9, 1976, and he has been known in the fight for humanity and advocacy. He is also a film producer with main contributions in the field of public policy, individual rights as well as human freedoms, public interest support, and pro-democracy promotion.Thor’s passion and dedication for social advocacy led to establishing several human rights organization including Human Rights Foundation as well as Oslo Freedom Forum which is an annual congregation that economist have labeled as the human rights festival. Halvorssen is also the supporter of Czech-based Children’s Movement as well as On Own Feet. The University of Pennsylvania has honored him for defending students’ speech.

Standing for the Oppressed with Thor Halvorssen

A man who refers to himself as a classical liberal and refuses to be called a conservative liberal has seen all the world of dictatorship has to offer. He has been on the forefront against human oppression and dictatorial regimes for some while. The man been referred here is Thor Halvorssen. Thor was born 40 years ago in Venezuela before fleeing to the United States of America many years later. Other than fighting for human rights and democracy, he is a film producer. He is well known for Human Rights Foundation as well as the Oslo Freedom Movement. Currently, Thor Halvorssen is based in New York, New York and is the Chairman of Human Rights Foundation.

In the year 2010, Thor Halvorssen was at the receiving end of the Vietnamese government when he was caught filming secretly in the country. He has gone to Vietnam with his cameraman to document events about a banned church movement in Hon Chi Minh City. He was detained in the country and was released after he convinced the authorities that he was a Buddhist seeker. He believes in doing more than talking about human rights. Instead, one ought to get down and gets hands dirty fighting for the rights of the people. Thor Halvorssen says he love people and humanity. What he loves more is the people who stand up for their rights and speaks out against oppression.

Thor Halvorssen was born in a royal family. His father descended from a Norwegian king while his mother was from the family of the first president of Venezuela. Things got difficult when Thor Halvorssen exposed corruption in the Venezuelan government. For this reason, his first cousin is in jail in Venezuela for opposing the government. When he exposed this corruption, his father was detained and tortured to reveal some information about him and how he had obtained the corruption documents. On the other hand, his mom was shot and killed in an anti-government protest in the country. As the leader of the Human Right Funds, Thor Halvorssen has worked with other prominent human right activists from other parts of the world such as Garry Kasparov and Vaclav Havel.