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Thor Halvorssen Still Battles the Tyrants

Oslo Freedom Forum / October 24, 2016 / No Comments

The gruesome news streaming out of Venezuela of chronic shortages and starvation must horrify but not surprise, Thor Halvorssen. The grandson of a Norwegian diplomat and the son of a businessman who married into a wealthy Venezuelan family, Halvorssen is now a prominent human rights activist, founder of the Human Rights Foundation. Although raised in a privileged environment, he has firsthand experience of governmental oppression. His father spent time in jail for exposing presidential corruption. Later, a pro-Chavez supporter shot his mother while she attended a rally against his election. His cousin, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, still sits in jail while the president, Chavez’s heir, Maduro, refuses the people’s demands …..

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