Thor Halvorssen Stands for Human Rights

Thor Halvorssen was born Thor Leonardo Halvorssen Mendoza in 1976. He is currently a human rights activist who is the founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum and the president of the Human Rights Foundation. In addition, he is a movie producer with a film in production.

The Oslo Freedom Forum is an annual global gathering of human rights activists held in Oslo. Halvorssen first called a gathering in 2009, and it has been a yearly event since. The event provides a platform for activists to speak freely and share their ideas without having the fear of government oppression. The speakers include people who share the vision that the world can be more peaceful, prosperous, and free.

The Human Rights Foundation is a global non-profit organization that was founded by Halvorseen in 2005. The foundation promotes and protects human rights all over the world. They have fought for the release of political prisoners including Chinese native Liu Xiaobo. Other cases of advocacy for political prisoners occur in Venezuela, Vietnam, and Cuba. They have also defended human rights in Columbia. The main headquarters for the Human Rights Foundation is in New York City, New York.

Halvorssen has also produced/co-produced several films including Freedom’s Fury and Hammer & Tickle. He also produced the documentary, Indoctrinate U, which targets intolerant behavior on college campuses. Finally, Thor Halvorssen is currently producing a film adaptation of a science fiction novel called The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Bryan Singer is acting as the director for this upcoming film.

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February 11, 2017

Posted In: Activists, Human Rights Leaders