The success of the Human Rights Foundation has come as something of a shock to the vast majority of people who work in larger activism groups that focus on different aspects of activism to the group created by Venezuelan film producer Thor Halvorssen. The Human Rights Foundation is currently headed by Russian political giant Gary Kasparov and seeks to focus its activities on the areas of the world the group feels are trapped under dictatorships or oppressive regimes; Kasparov’s opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin is a major part of the success story of the Human Rights Foundation.
Halvorssen has revealed he believes funding for good causes should be made available from all sources when the outcome is as impressive as those achieved by his own Human Rights Foundation. Unlike many of the other human rights activism groups that operate throughout the world the Human Rights Foundation believes success should be measured in the number of political prisoners released and other success stories. Halvorssen himself has spoken out about the common practice of activists to ignore the problems facing people living under the rule of socialist governments, such as those found in Cuba and Venezuela.
The life of people in Venezuela is of major importance to Thor Halvorssen and his 12 colleagues at the Human Rights Foundation; in particular, Halvorssen was a major voice of concern prior to the summer of 2016 humanitarian crisis that left the people of his home nation without power, food and important medical supplies.
Thor Halvorssen believes the political situation in the world has been of great importance in 2016 as the election of a new U.S. President has shown the world have difficult it is to find a candidate free from the stains of contact with oppressive regimes. In interviews Thor Halvorssen he would find it difficult to vote for either Democrat or Republican candidates as they have both had business dealings with members of governments from closed societies.
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