Thor Halvorssen has been recognized for his work as founder of the Human Rights Foundation. His organization is lauded for their efforts to combat human rights abuses around the world, and Thor has been more active than the average founder of a non governmental organization. The organization is dedicated to their cause, even at the expense of personal injury. This is especially true for Thor, who has a history steeped in political oppression and violence at the hands of repressive governments.
His mother and he also suffered brutalities at the hands of this regime. Recently, Thor Halvorssen was assaulted by police after completing an interview with a controversial religious figure. The incident was caught on tape and has been published online, a move that has helper further their cause.
He is not stuck in any political sphere or international divisions, and he has faced criticism from both the right and the left of he political spectrum. Leftist critics point to his accepting of money from conservative foundations, and right winger pundits attack his history of association with left-wing groups. The picture is more complicated according to Thor, and he wants to work with any group that will help bolster human rights on a global scale. In the meantime, Thor has shown that he is a force to be reckoned with for the evildoers of the world.
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