Many people see evil in the world and choose to do nothing. This is probably because most people feel that they are powerless when it comes to tackling large problems. This is especially the case when it comes to challenging the government. Dictators around the world understand that if they use merciless tactics to impose their will, most people will be too afraid to stand up against them. These dictators will imprison and abuse anyone who dares to express any opposition to their rule. Fortunately, Thor Halvorssen is there to speak out and fight these corrupt authoritarian dictators every step of the way.
Thor Halvorssen has spent his life as a fearless human rights advocate. In contrast to most human rights activists, Thor Halvorssen has personally felt the pain resulting from the actions of an authoritarian government. Thor’s father was a government official in Venezuela who was conducting investigations concerning corruption within the government. He was arrested on trumped-up charges and subsequently tortured in prison. Thor contacted Amnesty International and they fought hard to secure Thor’s father’s release from prison after he had been incarcerated for 74 days.
In 1999, Thor Halvorssen increased his activism by appearing before a shareholders’ meeting of Lucent Technologies. At the time China was accused of forcing 8 million people into slave labor in over 1,100 factories. Halvorssen urged Lucent Technologies to adopt policies that would require China to certify that no slave labor was used in making the products sold to the company.
The Human Rights Foundation was founded by Halvorssen in 2004. The HRF fought hard to secure the release of 7 political prisoners who were being held in the jails of various countries around the world. It is the goal of the HRF to fight tyranny wherever they find it. The HRF has fought for human rights in countries such as China, Columbia, Vietnam and Cuba.
Thor Halvorssen is also a movie producer. Thor has produced numerous films that focus on human rights issues. Thor’s films spotlight government cruelty and oppression in countries ranging from Russia to the Dominican Republic. Thor Halvorssen has proven himself to be a true champion of the downtrodden.
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