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Thor Halvorssen An Influential Human Rights Activist

Thor Halvorssen is a big enemy to the human rights offenders due to his big fight to all those who try to short change the people’s intended rights. He is currently the president of Human Rights Foundation based in New York. He launched this foundation in 2005.

As mentioned in the Daily Beast, Thor Halvorssen is a passionate American English speaker born in 1976 and raised Caracas. His origin is from a family of heads of states, the swashbucklers. His grandfather was a successful military fighter who has a series of winning stunts. A good example is a fight against the Norway’s Merchants and several groups of Nazis. His origin in the family of heads of state is well evident from his mother who has her origin from the former Venezuela President Mendoza.

His fight for human rights started when he exposed the corruption vice that was taking place in the Venezuela government about a drug car. Before this, he has been with his family members suffering and even dying in the face of fighting for the human rights. His mother succumbed a shot in a demonstration that was against Hugo Chavez. Before his mother’s death, his father was tortured to death in a Caracas prison. In addition to this, his cousin Leopoldo Lopez is serving a jail term as a political prisoner in Venezuela.

Thor Halvorssen work as an activist goes together with his humility as he does not pour out bitter words. He has fallen in love with people that fight for political freedom not fearing any government officials when doing it. He has invited several activists to work with him like the late Vaclav Havel, Garry Kasparov, and Vladimir Putin. One of his team-mate Garry suffered some punches from the Russian Police during the famous Pussy Riot. In this riot, the main idea was to fight for the release of this Moscow band that had suffered a jail term because of the singing song against Putin.

Thor has survived from very many beatings during his work. A good example is the beating by the Vietnamese authorities together with his camera where they were coming from interviewing Thich Quang. He was also involved in a fight against some American dictators.

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