Thor Halvorssen has gained esteem and admiration around the world due to his human rights activists for several years after he began his career at the time when he was a student, he perplexed the already established activists with his knowledge as well as his passion. Halvorssen began his career as an activist while he was still a student of the University of Pennsylvania when he began his work his aim was to assist his father to free the political detention that was against the law in his home country of Venezuela. He has also witnessed his members of his family being targeted as a result of the political decision and denied their human right and freedom on several different ways.
One of his life changing events is when he witnessed the 74 days when his father was a political prisoner and the shooting of his own mother while she was taking part in a political demonstration that was against the rule of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. Due to his efforts, he has gone to start his own activist’s group that is known as Human Right Foundation that id under the leadership of Gary Kasparov a Russian activist. The Human Right Foundation does not focus on working in the democratic countries but rather focus their efforts and their works in countries where the oppressive regime has denied it, citizen, their human rights and universal freedoms.
During his involvement in work of the activists, Thor Halvorssen has made a choice to be an ally with a group that is fighting the evils tyrants in the world, such group includes “Pussy Riot” of Russia. Though it is not common this to witness human right activists bring their health on the line when they are making all the efforts that they can to make their efforts known to the world, Halvorssen has ability to take great risk as witnessed in a trip that he took to Vietnam to interview a political prisoner of more than two decade. The reasons for a visit to Vietnam were discovered by the authorities and he and his camera operator were viciously attacked by the authorities in an efforts to take the tape of the interview. Thor commitments to human right activism can be seen through his work.