Thor Halvorssen is a famous human rights activist who is based in New York City. Thor was born and raised in Venezuela. Thor is an advocate of civil rights, public interests, human rights and democracy. The human activist started fighting for the rights of people when he was thirteen years old.
Thor Halvorssen is the founder and president of the Oslo Freedom Forum, a unique program that allows human rights activists from different parts of the world to come together every year. The program was established so that the activists can meet and discuss the various issues affecting them. The foundation is very similar to the Davos Gathering, but its greatest agenda is human rights.
Apart from being the founder of the successful organization, Thor is the president of the famous Human Rights Foundation that is headquartered in New York City. The powerful organization was founded several years ago to fight for the rights of people in different parts of the world. Under his leadership, the organization has helped many people get their freedom. The human rights activist is also the founder of the Moving Picture Institute.
Thor was born in 1976 by a father who was an ambassador of the anti-narcotic campaign in Venezuela. However, when the human activist was growing up, his parents had to endure several challenges. When Thor was still in the university, he was informed that his father had been taken to jail because of money laundering and fraud. He had to stay in prison for three months being tortured and beaten. Several years later, Thor’s father was also charged with terrorism. However, Amnesty International intervened, and he was released from prison after being innocent.
The fight for the rights of humans is believed to be deeply rooted in the Thor Family. Thor’s mother is believed to have been killed when attending a peaceful demonstration in her country. Most of the other protestors sustained several injuries, but Thor’s mother was not lucky. The acts of the police during the peaceful demonstration were recorded on camera and shown in most of the television stations. Although the people responsible were taken to court, they were only given three years in jail.