One of the world’s most vibrant, yet unappreciated political activist groups, the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), has expanded their public profile through recent highly-charged demonstrations and events. This group is famous for championing the causes of dissidents who find themselves at the center of some of the world’s most important controversies.
The Human Rights Foundation, along with its founder Thor Halvorssen, has aimed to disrupt and challenge some of the world’s most despotic leaders. Events that find the HRF occupying air time include protests of the incarceration of Russia’s Pussy Riot anti-establishment punk band, demonstrations against the imprisonment of Vietnam’s populist Buddhist leader, and disruptions of several South American dictator speeches.
Halvorssen’s personal experiences have contributed to his successful and controversial leadership position as head of the HRF. Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: https://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/is-this-the-face-of-a-new-global-human-rights-movement?utm_term=.hu1rbrvoK#.sgLP3Pq98
Thor Halvorssen, at 39 years old, has become a visceral and outspoken champion of universal human rights throughout the world. His childhood included witness to immense political wranglings, and cross-cultural disputes. Both his mother and father were immigrants with high position, which contributed to a highly-charged upbringing.
As a result, Thor Halvorssen developed a unique personality and belief system that melded legal propriety, national loyalty, and a sense of universal social justice. His presence in the HRF is anomalous to most pundits and analysts. Some consider him a stereotypical leftist because of his passion for the common man.
Others, consider his views to be too right-wing because he is a proponent of some governmental and industrial institutions with outstanding human rights records. Halvorssen himself claims no official association with either side. He only claims to be a “classical liberal,” which leaves incredible room for interpretation.
According to Crunchbase, The Human Rights Foundation, under the leadership of Thor Halvorssen, is now focusing nearly all of its talent and resources to battling the scourge of political prisonership throughout the world. Recently, its main focus has been highlighting the danger to certain groups in places like Cuba that are undergoing huge political and social evolutions. Read more: Thor Halvorssen | LinkedIn
The group’s signature Oslo Freedom Forum has become one of the world’s most watched and reported events dealing with the plight of political prisoners.
Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1812816/