As the founder and president of the Human Rights Foundation, it should come as no surprise that Thor Halvorssen is regularly seen as a symbol of freedom and protection for those who are regularly subjected to injustices at the hands of totalitarian governments. Unfortunately, Thor Halvorssen has once again been forced to speak out against the cruelties of foreign governments after an American attorney was arbitrarily placed under arrest by Cuban security forces.
The incident began after a political dissident got into trouble with the Cuban government over public art displays that openly questioned the government’s authority. After being placed under arrest, an American attorney flew to Cuba to represent him and ensure that he had a fair and honest trial. After arriving in Cuba and presenting her arguments at a press conference, she was suddenly unexpectedly placed under arrest by several armed forces of the Cuban government.
Although the attorney, Kimberly Motley, was not the only person to be arrested on that day, she is certainly the most shocking example of the Cuban government’s cruelty. In fact, Thor Halvorssen decided to speak out against the government’s actions, noting that they were as outrageous as they were a sobering reminder of just how unjust the Cuban government really is. Despite the recent thawing of tensions between Cuba and America, it’s clear that there is still a considerable culture divide between the two countries.
Of course, Thor Halvorssen and his organization are concerned with more than just the authoritarian nature of the Cuban government. Halvorssen regularly offers insight into the troubles across many diverse regions in the world, including the situation in his homeland of Venezuela and in far-off places like China and Taiwan. Of particular interest to Thor Halvorssen is the rarely discussed situation of Uyghur peoples in China. While there is considerable interest in the treatment of other cultural groups under the Chinese regime, few people seem to discuss the Uyghur in particular as often as Halvorssen does. Thor at Facebook.
While Cuba has yet to respond to Halvorssen’s accusations, one thing remains clear: Wherever there is injustice in the world, Halvorssen and his Human Rights Foundation will be there to speak out against it.