Thor Halvorssen is the head of the Human Rights Foundation. He started the Human Rights Foundation back in 2005. Some might think that he was born in the United States. He was actually born in Caracas. The Caracas born Halvorssen speaks perfect English, without a hint of a foreign accent. Halvorssen Interests in civil rights and liberty for all probably started very young.
This is due to his family background. His father experienced torture for exposing government corruption in Venezuela and his mother was shot down during a Hugo Chávez demonstration. Still, Thor Halvorssen a great love for humanity in general.
Dedicated To The Cause
Thor Halvorssen seems completely dedicated to the cause of helping humanity. He does not stay in an ivory tower writing articles about humanity’s plight, but gets out in the trenches and practices exactly what he preaches.
This activist has endured beatings by governmental lynch men in Ho Chi Minh City, where he went to interview the patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam. Some classify this activists as more conservative than liberal though. However, Thor Halvorssen maintains that he is a classical liberal.
Many have classified Thor Halvorssen as a champion of the underdog. This is due to his strong determination to end injustice against humanity across the world. He is a very well respected human rights activist, and a film producer.
Thor Halvorssen is also the founder of the Human Rights Foundation that focuses on helping the plight of political prisoners that are held in countries across the globe. The HRF has been very focused in their efforts, which has led to the release of several political prisoners in the last several years. Thor Halvorssen is also the founder of Oslo Freedom Forum that promotes an annual gathering of human rights activists.