Thor Halvorssen, leader and founder of the Human Rights Foundation has a simple and clear message for any tyranical world leaders. He is coming to stop them and nothing is going to get in his way. This kind of statement seems bold, but it does not come from arrogance. Instead, Thor Halvorssen has worked tirelessly to ensure that he acomplishes mission.
In addition to being the leader of the Human Rights Foundation, an organizaion that he has used to crusade for the end of tyranical dictatorships on all sides of the political spectrum, Halvorssen also moonlights as a filmmaker. This has given him access to arenas he would not normally have and has helped him to expose human rights violations and offer solutions to a wider audience.
But Halvossen is not simply a rich white man with an agenda and a camera. He has a passion for protectign the human rights of others that can not be stopped. Fueled by the injustices that Halvorsson and his family experienced under the tyrannical government in Venezula, he is awake and ready to fight. His father was arrested and put in prison for his political beliefs, and his mother was shot during a protest of his treatment. They and the millions of other like them are his inspiration for his fight. Click here to know more.
He keeps only a staff of twelve, but they are all heavy hitters, including Gary Kasparaov, the Russian Chess champion turned human rights activist, who is the chairman of the Human Rights Foundation. Kasparov is a valuable asset to the organizaion and has gained his fair share of battle scars, including those gained when he was punched and carried off by the police during a protest. Kasparov was protesting the arrest of Pussy Riot, the band that was notoriously imprisioned for singing an anti-Putin song.
Halvorssen and the Human Rights foundation have proven that they are not to be ignored. This is especilly important at they go after their next target, notorious tyranical dictator of Korea, Kim Jong-un. They have already helped North Korean defectors by providing them with the tool to get their stories out.