Thor Halvorssen is a human rights advocate and the founder of The Human Rights Foundation. Thor’s career in human rights activism started with his family as a young man. His mother was killed during a peaceful protest in Venezuela. She was shot by Hugo Chavez’s men because she was opposing his rule over the government. His father was captured and tortured when he exposed corruption within the government of Venezuela.
Thor was able to negotiate the release of his father but he still has a housing that is being held as a political prisoner. Even his ancestors were human rights activists and freedom fighters. Thor spends a great deal of time and effort trying to fight for the right of those that are oppressed by dictators and corrupt government leaders.
Thor is responsible for organizing the Oslo Freedom Festival that is held annually in Norway. People from all over the world come to listen to presentations and to discuss ways in which they can make a difference in the human rights movement. Thor is also a filmmaker and has created films such as Freedom’s Fury which was produced by Quentin Tarantino. He is also a popular contributor to various national media outlets. He is sought for his personal opinion on current events that are affecting the world today. He is often featured as a guest on many news programs such as MSNBC and Fox. Thor works tirelessly to spread the word about advocating human rights and has gathered a team of like-minded individuals to assist him in working to help others in need.