They say that the events that we pass through as children have a lot to do with who we eventually become. This story is true for one Thor Havlorssen. Thor is a Venezuelan human rights activist who also has some Norwegian heritage. He seems to have been born to be an activist because both his parents come from a lineage of great community leaders and were also activists. When Thor was a little boy, he had to watch his father get mistreated and even jailed by a dictatorial regime in Venezuela. His mother, Hilda Mendoza, was also shot during a peaceful protest against an oppressive regime.
What seems to have irked Thor the most regarding the incident, which he himself reported about was the fact that the perpetrators of the crime were arrested, released and even after being tried and found guilty, they were sentenced to only three years. To add salt to injury, they were released after serving a mere 3 month jail term. He realized that human rights were not applicable to all and started his movement, The Human Rights Foundation. Through the foundation, he has been able to champion the rights of individuals and human rights groups from across the globe.
Thor Havlorssen has been involved in a number of large scale matches, movements and events that are meant to create awareness about human rights. His annual event, The Human Rights Conference is one of the most notable annual events on the globe. He has also been directly involved with some tough situations when trying to make the voices of the people being denied their rights heard. It is to be noted that a while back, he escaped narrowly from Vietnam where he had been covering an inmate’s suffering story. His cameramen had to use tricks to hide footage of the entire ordeal.Thor believes that the most important discussion that should be taking place in the nations should be the plight of those who are oppressed by dictatorial regimes and other complications. He states that he only respects a person based on the types of things that they believe in.
Thor Halvorssen was born in 1976. He is a Venezuelan human rights seeker and film producer with multiple contributions in the public interest, public policy civil liberties, pre-democracy, and good individual advocacy. Thor Halvorssen is the founder of The Oslo Human Rights Forum based in New York with annual gatherings described as a human rights festival. While the foundation was maturing, its primary source of funding was the Davos Economic Forum. Thor Halvorssen is the current president of the Human Rights Foundation. This is a non-profit organization devoted to global freedom and human rights. He is the Czech-based Children Peace Movement’s patron. He is also the founder and CEO of the Moving Picture Institute.
Thor Halvorssen was born in Venezuela to Hilda Mendoza and Thor Hellum. His Linkedin, His mother, Hilda Mendoza.she was a descendant of the first president of the country. His father, Thor Halvorssen Hellum, was a descendant of the ruling dynasty of kings in Norway. For the anti-narcotics affairs in Carlos Andre’s administration, his father worked as the Venezuelan Ambassador. He was also a special oversight investigator of the Venezuelan Commission of Senates .
Thor Halvorssen attended Pennsylvania University and graduated with a History and Political Science degree. When Thor Halvorssen was a first-year student at the university, his father was arrested in 1993 following his investigation on the Medellin cartel on money laundering activities. He was beaten, tortured, and threatened to be killed by the police. His father also led the 74-day campaign on the carcass terrorism charges. Thor Halvorssen also led a special campaign to have his father released from jail and gathered help from The International Amnesty. For all the alleged charges, his father was found innocent. He was then appointed as the director of the UN-affiliated Human Rights International Society of the Pan-American Committee.
While attending a 204-eaceful protest in Venezuela, his mother was shot in the leg by police. There was file footage showing the events that took place during that day. The national television aired the proceedings on the public view. The gunmen actions were all-over the national news. For this reason, the government apologized for the occurrence and more information click here.