Thor Halvorssen is the Founder and CEO of the Human Rights Foundation. His background is a mix between Venezuelan and Norweigan. His father was a high-ranking official from Norway that was working for the Venezuelan government.
He was captured and tortured for exposing illegal activities within the government. His mother was a human rights activist that was killed during a peaceful protest in Venezuela. She was shot and killed by Hugo Chavez’s men. These events spurred Thor to take a stand against those that are being oppressed. Read more: Thor Halvorssen | Facebook
According tp Forbes, Thor Halvorssen has been able to coordinate a worldwide gathering for an annual human rights festival called the Oslo Freedom Forum. It has gone from being a small gathering of dedicated human rights activist to a week-long series of events and gatherings of people that fight for international human rights.
Thor is a very hands on activist. He doesn’t do his work from the comfort of his office, but rather on the ground where the people that need his help are located. In some instances, he has actually nearly been arrested or captured himself while entering countries to help communicate or free prisoners from dictators or corrupt governments.
Not only does Thor make huge strides for the oppressed of the world but he is also a contributor to several news outlets and media publications. He is frequently sought out for his opinions on current events and people that are making headlines in the news.
Thor Halvorssen works tirelessly day and night to help to win freedom for people that desperately need it. He even was able to personally free his father from imprisonment. He has a cousin that is still being held as a prisoner in Venezuela that he has yet been able to negotiate freedom for but he continues his efforts.
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