How many people would have their father jailed and tortured, mother killed and still manage to oppose the force causing this events? The answer to this question is only a few and the strong hearted. According to Crunchbase, this is what Thor Halvorssen has proven to be.
Despite the many challenges that he has faced in his life, he manages to keep going especially when fighting for democracy, slavery and human trafficking. Over the years, he has managed to rub shoulders with some of the best human rights activists of all times such as Garry Kasparov and Vaclav Havel as well as Mart Laar.
Thor Halvorssen himself is not hungry for power like the dictators he opposes. He has recently demonstrated this by stepping down as the president of the Human Rights Foundation and handing leadership to other people such as Garry Kasparov and Vaclav Havel. He is well known for opposing the Ugandan Dictator Yoweri Museveni particularly for punishing homosexuals in the country.
He also opposes Hugo Chavez and other dictators in Latin America. He does not reserve the criticism just for the dictators but also criticizes politicians in America. Some of the politicians that he has criticized in the USA include Republican Jack Kemp and Democrats John Conyers and Jose Serrano. He has also unveiled corrupt deals between dictators and notable artists such as 50 cents, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Nelly Furtado.
Other than just been a human right activist, Thor Halvorssen is a film producer and a lecturer at various institutions in the US where he lectures on several issues especially slavery, human trafficking and threats to democracy. Some of these institutions include Harvard School of Law as well as the United Nations Association that is based in New York and finally the New York City Junto. Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: https://humanrightsfoundation.org/about/board-and-international-council/thor-halvorssen
He has appeared on various platforms such as the New York Times, BBC, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post where he contributed to the issue of human rights. Thor Halvorssen was born in Venezuela 40 years ago.
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