Thor is 39 years old. He was born in Norway and brought up in Venezuela. He was born and grew up in Caracas. His grandfather was a strong oppose of the Nazi powers in the Second World War. His father was a political prisoner in1993 where he was tortured, beaten and imprisoned in Venezuela. He had exposed the government’s corruption and was working as a drug leader by then. Thor’s mother was brutally shot dead by the regime of Hugo Chávez during a live protest. Thor’s cousin held at Venezuela prison 2014 under Nicolas Maduro’s leadership. Thor views himself as a classical rebel, not a conservative freedom fighter. In his news career, he has interviewed many respondents among which Buddhist leaders despite his Catholic origin.
Thor Halvorssen is a video producer and also advocates for human rights. He schooled at The University of Pennsylvania and graduated with Political Science degree. Since his teenage life, he was a strong oppose to the South African Apartheid regime. He founded the Human Rights Foundation 2005 in New York after his mother was shot dead in a protest in 2004. HFR main aim was to give freedom to political prisoners and promoting democracy among Latin Americans. He has achieved success since then among which securing freedom of seven prisoners and also publishing of two books of personal rights of the state. Thor is the Chief Executive Officer and cofounder of the Oslo Freedom Forum. He is also the Patron of Children Peace Movement.
During an interview with Fox News, Thor wants America to be socialist. He claims it is a violation of human rights when socialism is used as a mask promising to help people but later steals their personal property. There are arguably many perspectives to look at socialism. For instance, in Venezuela, the government sets prices &; humanitarian crisis results. He made many contributions to many Democrats fighting for liberation. Democratic socialism can exist when there is the rule of law problem arises when that is wiped away, and the socialist decides to execute.
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There many people in the world today that don’t have access to the basic rights that people in the western world often take for granted. These violations of basic liberties and rights occur in numerous regions of the world. Human rights violations can take different forms. In some cases, governments are working to prevent the atrocities. However, in other cases, there is little being done at a governmental level. Human Rights Foundation believes that all individuals should have fundamental human rights, and intervention is always advised in the case of human rights violations. Human Rights Foundation works to improve the civil liberties of anyone who needs it, and they do so regardless of the political situation. In fact, they have even worked to help people in one of the world’s most politically oppressed and isolated nations, North Korea.
Human Rights Foundation was founded in 2005 by Thor Halvorssen. Thor Halvorssen started Human Rights Foundation, because he is strongly opposed to any form of violation of civil liberties. He believes that all people should have certain universal rights, regardless of the country that they live in. Prior to Human Rights Foundation, Thor Halvorssen has worked in other ways to promote human rights.
He has developed this philosophy, due to his own life experiences. He grew up in a country where some questionable incidents have taken place. As a Venezuelan, he saw oppression with his own eyes. Halvorssen’s father worked for the police, and he was given the task of getting information on drug cartel members. The plan was to investigate, and catch criminals involved with the cartel. Unfortunately, Halvorssen’s father ended up thrown in jail. The legal system jailed him in a corrupt scheme that was aimed at protecting cartel members. The International Society For Human Rights was able to free him from imprisonment. Halvorssen’s mother fell victim to a shooting incident during a protest.
Workers for the Human Rights Foundation have successfully assisted some of the world’s most oppressed people. Even the oppressed citizens of North Korea have not been out of reach to the Human Rights Foundation. In future years, Human Rights Foundation will continue to make more of a difference in the world. Many more people will be able to have increased freedom, due to the hard work of Thor Halvorssen’s organization.