Thor Halvorssen created the Human Rights Foundation in 2005 to aid in the liberation of political prisoner and obtaining basic human rights for those oppressed by corrupt dictators and governments. Thor’s family is no stranger to political oppression. In fact, that is what spurred him to become so involved in the movement.
Tracing back to his grandfather who was a consul to Venezuela from Norway during WWII, his family has been fighting for human rights and unfortunately paying the price for other’s freedoms and basic human rights. His grandfather Oystein diverted Norway’s fleet of merchant ships to ports located in Venezuela during the German invasion of his homeland. Read more: Thor Halvorssen | Facebook
He is also related via his mother to Venezuela’s first president. Both of which fought for the country’s independence and helped to separate from Spanish rule. His heritage is a blend of Venezuelan and Norwegian but he finds more close ties to Norway because of the tyrannical government in place in Venezuela.
Thor Halvorssen takes fighting for human rights very seriously. He can be found up at all hours of the night contemplating how he can make to world a better place for those that have no voice. He has gone to other countries to negotiate the release of prisoners and has even gone undercover to speak with those held captive.
Thor was born March 9, 1976. He attended the University of Pensylvania and is not only an activist but also a film producer. He has many notable films under his belt and also is a news contributor to Fox. Thor Halvorssen’s opinions have also been featured in the country’s top newspapers.
Thor Halvorssen is an incredibly visible figure in the human rights movement and works tirelessly to make the world a better place for everyone that lives in it.