Fighting for Human Rights to Death-Thor Halvoseen
Thor Halvoseen was born and raised in Caracas; he is born from a family of half-Norwegian and half-Venezuelan. Thor has a high background. Starting from his paternal grandfather Oistein who was the King’s Council in Venezuela during the world war two.Oestein was responsible for the diversion of the Norway’s merchant fleet into the Venezuelan port when his home was attacked by the Germans. Thor’s grandfather was very defensive, and when he was stopped, he fought a couple of Nazis. His Royalty background also came from his mother who descended from the first president of Venezuela Cristobal Mendoza and from Simon the Liberator who was a statesman who assisted the Latin America Independence from Spain.
Thor Halvoseen and his family are well known for their fight for humanity as well as liberty; they stand with the believe that human rights issues are not anything to discuss. In the effort to fight corruption Thor’s father has been able to expose the government in various corruption issues including drug trafficking. His father died combating corruption after being tortured in a Caracas prison. His mother was not ashamed to also die to fight for the rights of others, and she was shot dead while participating in a demonstration duped Anti-Hugo Chavez campaign. His first cousin Leopoldo Lopez is currently in a Venezuelan Jail for challenging the Chavista Regime.Thor Halvoseen is Human Rights advocate and his love for people led him to establish his foundation Human Rights Foundation. He is also a film producer, and he makes a contribution in sectors including public interest, public policy, human rights advocacy, civil liberties as well individual human right. In Thor’s efforts to fight and advocate for the human rights, he founded Oslo Freedom Forum a forum that is described by many as human rights festival.
Thor Halvoseen is the President of Human Rights Foundation an organization that has the responsibility of fighting for human rights globally. Apart from his foundation Thor is also a leader in several other organizations including Czech-based Children’s Peace Movement which he is the patron, On Own Feet and also the founder of Moving Picture Institute. Currently, Halvoseen is producing a film; The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Thor has also been awarded by the University of Pennsylvanian President Judith Rodin for his efforts to protect the voice of students.