Thor Halvorssen is currently the president of the Human Rights Foundation. The foundation is based in New York City, and it was launched in 2005 by the lawyer. Halvorssen parents were Norwegian and Venezuelan. Thor was born and raised in a town known as Caracas and he speaks American English. His paternal grandfather was a Norwegian King during the Second World War. His mother is also a descendant of the president of Venezuela, known as Crisobal Mendoza.
Thor Halvorssen is respected for his knowledge in human rights. He has fought for the rights of people in different parts of the world, including his own country. While he was working in Venezuela as a drug czar, Thor was able to expose the corruption that was taking place in the government. However, this exposure made his father to be tortured in a prison in Caracas. A contributor for the Huffington Post, Halvorssen also lost his mother after she was shot during an anti- Hugo Chavez demonstration. One of his cousins is also serving his time in prison in Venezuela after challenging the Chavista regime.
Thor is quite different from the other individuals in the human rights docket. Most of them spend their time stereotyping their sad sack. He rarely spends his time talking about the sour world we are living in or the evils in the American hegemony. He doesn’t behave like his colleagues who pretend to hate people but love humanity.
The re-owned lawyer loves people. Most of the people he loves are the defectors, dissidents, the freedom trouble makers and those who like throwing blows to the authorities while ensuring that they fight for the tyranny.
Thor appointed Václav Havel to serve as the chairman of Human Rights Foundation up to 2011 when he died. After Havel’s death, Thor appointed Garry Kasparov from Russia. Garry is a well- known political activist and Russian chess master. Although the title is not too ceremonial, most of the individuals appointed were carried away after being beaten by the police during the protests.
In his position, Thor Halvorssen has also had a rough time. He has had his share of problems. He was once arrested and detained by the Vietnamese police when travelling to Ho Chi Minh City for an interview.