Two journalists have been arrested in Turkey for allegedly releasing sensitive information about the government to the public. The two guys namely Can Dundar and Erdem Gul could get a 30 years’ imprisonment for being accused of supporting some terrorist group. This according to Human Rights Foundation is an abuse of democracy and freedom for the right of the journalists to work without fear of being threatened by the government. The government of Turkey has been practicing a bad regime of authoritarianism with President Edrogan. Human Rights Foundation founder Thor Halvorssen thinks this is unjust for even the local media who have continuously been scrutinized over time.
Thor Halvorssen is a 37-year-old Venezuelan – Norwegian who has been spearheading fights for human rights since he was an adolescent. He has experienced the effects of forced imprisonment from his dad who was an ambassador was falsely imprisoned; his cousin was politically imprisoned while his mother was killed at a peaceful public gathering. He is also a film producer and a writer of human issues all over the world. He is also the founder of OSLO foundation a foundation that seeks freedom for political prisoners and practices human rights activism in the presence of journalists and dissidents.
The Human Rights Foundation under Thor’s leadership has recently been up in other cases. They support activists like El Sexto a graphite artist who was arrested back in 2014 for images that were said to be an aspect of criminal defamation and an insult to Cuban Leaders. They are now supporting his exhibition in the United States. The foundation has some advocates of its own since it operates in closed environments. Recently they were up for the release of a lawyer of human rights arrested in Vietnam. Human rights foundation operates all over the world to wipe out forced arrests and imprisonment of people particularly by the government since it is a defilement of Democracy.
Thor is particularly strong in this part of activism, considering from the start he fought against apartheid in South Africa while still in London. With his foundations, he is targeting to bring to end oppressive regimes of the governments globally. He has managed to bring many activists from different parts of the world on board. He was responsible for the release of an exiled Chinese Chen. He had been arrested for being released in the Wall Street Journal and accusing the Venezuelan banks of money laundry. This, however, is what made him strong, and he is working hard to bring other activists from different parts of the world on board to end political imprisonments and assaults and create the world with democracy.