Thor Halvorssen is a lawyer who and founder of the Human Rights Foundation. His parents have different nationalities, but he is mostly based in the United States. Thor speaks several languages: Spanish, Portuguese, French and English. He also understands Norwegian. He was born in a small town in Venezuela.
As the leader of the Human Rights Foundation, Thor Halvorssen and his family have had their share of challenges. He has faced a lot of opposition from many governments in the world. At one time, his father was forced to stay in jail. In 1993, his father published an article in Wall Street Journal, saying that his job had made him get to the controversial evidence about money laundering in a bank in Venezuela. This information was not taken lightly by the United States authorities.
After the information was published, Thor’s father was arrested and seriously beaten in jail. After spending some time in jail, he was released, but he wrote another column in the magazine, explaining how he was physically and psychologically tortured by the US authorities. He was arrested later and taken to the Venezuela jail as a political prisoner. This affected the relationship between the lawyer and his home country.
Thor’s mother was not left behind by the authorities in Venezuela. She was shot by the authorities during a referendum. The people who shot her while in the crowd were arrested, but they were never charged in court. They were freed after a short time.
Although he is a citizen of Venezuela, the lawyer has not stepped in his country for the last five years. Thor believes that he goes there, he will be arrested. Although he is a public figure, the lawyer has maintained a private public life, and he never discloses information about his sexuality or his relationships. He has been threatened several times, so he avoids disclosing where he lives. He is currently based in the United States, but he travels constantly to different parts of the world. No one knows his hobbies too.
The Human Rights Foundation has accomplished a lot under the leadership of Thor Halvorssen. The foundation has helped many people in the world get justice. Check out this piece in from Time.com to learn more about Thor Halvorssen.