Thor Halvorssen, a 39-year-old is the founder and the current president of a humanitarian organization known as Human Rights Foundation. It is interesting to note that he speaks a fluent accent-free English with a good command despite the fact that he is a half-Norwegian, half-Venezuelan, who was born and raised in Carcas. Through a combination of fate in his upbringing, he ended up being a human rights activist and a liberal minded one at that.
His biological father was tortured after an expose about the corruption in the government of that time. That was the beginning of tragedy, which would later loom in his life. About the same period, Thor Halvorssen’s mother was shot dead during a demonstration. As if that was not all, the man’s first cousin was captured and is being held up as a political prisoner for his radical views against the Chavista regime.
With time, it has become clear that Thor has a deep feeling of attachment and association to dissents, defectors and free minded people alike. To this effect, he selected Václav Havel to serve as the chairman of his organization, Human Rights Foundation, till 2011, where he was replaced by Garry Kasparov, a chess grandmaster.
Garry’s extremism and radical nature did not do him any good as it led him to be sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for participating in singing an anti-Putin song.
Although there have been some claims that Thor’s action led him to be considered as part of Latin America’s dictatorship, he can only admit being a philanthropist, nothing more or less. However, there have been some other claims that he has some links with traditional conservative groups. The basis of this claims is that there were suspicions that his foundations were receiving donations from. Read more: Thor Halvorssen | Facebook
About Halvorssen Thor
Thor, a controversial philanthropist, is the founder and the current president of New York-based Human rights foundation.
He is a dedicated and hardworking man who works tirelessly to help voices of political prisoners from different parts of the world be heard and their plight felt.
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