Mr. Halvorssen Thor is half-Venezuelan and Half-Norwegian and founder of HRF (Human Rights Foundation). He speaks American English without the influence of been born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Thor’s knowledge of the subject of human rights is not theoretical; one of his experiences dates back when Mr. Halvorssen exposed government’s corrupt deals while working as Venezuela’s drug czar and his father got arrested for it. As a devoted human rights activist, he didn’t spend time being a sad-sack activist instead he loved people, and the people he loves to date are defectors, dissidents, and freedom’s troublemakers.
Mr. Thor has also had his fair share of beating while in the human rights mission. In 2010, Mr. Halvorssen and his cameraman crossed over to Ho Chi Minh City to interview the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam’s patriarch. Mr. ThichQuang Do, who was the patriarch, was under house arrest for nearly three decades and his Buddhist church banned from operation. So Thor and his cameraman snuck into his monastery, and taped an interview, on their way out, Vietnamese authorities arrested Thor and roughed him up till he had to convince the police he was a Buddhist seeker.
The staffs at HRF join the course on the basis that they’re on the same mission to rid the world of tyranny despite their political inclinations. The staffers range from law professionals who are the masterminds of operations to dishwater democrats. Their work takes them to various corners of the globe as the world lives under outright despotism. Their cause of travel is to shine a light on authoritarianism. Mr. Thor’s company might be small compared to other human rights organizations, but their primary target is only the big fish like governments or any strong authorities.
Halvorssen Thor is a human rights film producer and advocate. He is the discoverer of Human Rights Foundation in New York. This firm is devoted to promoting political and civil rights globally and also to liberate political prisoners around the world. Mr. Thor is also the CEO and founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum which is an annual global event described by Economist as spectacular.
Since its birth, HRF has successfully tabled evidence to truth Commissions, secured the release of seven prisoners of conscience, published two books on individual rights and responsibilities of the state, and also provided amicus briefs in major international human rights cases.