His Tragic And Long Road
The life of Thor Halvorssen is certainly not one most people will be able to relate to. He has seen his family members arrested as political prisoners and he has even seen his mother killed because she dared to protest against the dictators in control of Venezuela. However, he hasn’t taken that tragedy as an excuse to weep for himself. Instead, he has chosen to do everything he can to help others avoid seeing the same thing happen to their own families.
Risking Everything For Human Rights
The Human Rights Foundation is arguably the most prominent organization fighting for human rights across the world.The fight for human rights isn’t an easy one and Mr Halvorssen often risks his life in the process. He has been arrested and he has had to talk his way out of some sticky situations. An example of this was when he needed to do an interview in Vietnam in order to expose the way the government of Vietnam treats minority religious sects. This resulted in his arrest, but he was able to convince the government that he was a Buddhist in order to secure his release.
About Thor Halvorssen
Thor Halvorssen is often regarded as a conservative, but he has actually proven that he is willing to criticize both the Left and the Right in his efforts to do everything he can to advance human rights. Despite the setbacks he experiences, he has been able to do more than just about anyone to bring about a world with more open societies and greater acceptance between people. Beyond his work at the human Rights Foundation he is also an accomplished director with a number of documentaries and fictional films to his name from days in Hollywood.