Harrison Emefiena Gwamnishu was born 17th July 1989, had his primary education at Enugu Iyi Primary School Ubulu-Uku, and proceeded to Santa Maria College Ubulu-Uku.
A former Awaiting Trial Prisoner, a victim of Federal SARS (SCORPION SQUAD IKEJA, headed by Abba Kyari), unlawfully and wrongfully incarcerated in four different prisons in Nigeria where he spent four years.
He was charged for Conspiracy, Armed Robbery, Attempted Murder and Possession of Fire Arms.
During his four years in detention, Harrison started advocating for poor prison inmates by contributing money for their medical treatment and paying legal fees.
In 2015, Harrison was discharged of all four count charges from a Delta State High Court 5 Asaba.
After he was released from prison custody, he led a platform to rescue and rehabilitate innocent youths he left behind in prison. He became the Delta State Coordinator of Stephen and Solomon Foundation, a Non Governmental Organization. He was also appointed State Coordinator of Joint Legal Action Aids, a Human Rights Advocacy Group.
Harrison was among the young Africans leaders honoured with the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship award in the United States where he studied Civic Leadership at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Harrison has been featured in thousands of online media , mainstream media and press media for his doggedness and great achievements in the fight against injustice and promoting human rights advancement in Nigeria.
He returned to Nigeria from United States, and founded Behind Bars Initiative (BBI, the now known fast growing Human Rights Organization with more than 1000 volunteers providing support, free legal services to victims of Human Rights abuse. His BBI has facilitated the release of more than 1000 unlawfully detained persons from the hands of security agencies and working relentlessly to change the system that allows this abuses to continue.
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> Harrison Gwamnishu was nominated, appointed and inaugurated as member Delta State Justice Sector Reform Team.
> Harrison Gwamnishu was nominated, appointed and inaugurated as Member State Judicial Panel of Inquiry.
> Harrison Gwamnishu was nominated, appointed and inaugurated as member Delta State Human Rights Protection Committee chaired by the Delta State Governor.
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2018, Harrison Gwamnishu won a collaboration grant to partner with a Kenyan Mandel Washington Fellow where he traveled and secured the freedom of five Nigerians detained for overstay.
2019, Harrison Gwamnishu led his team and rescued 15-year old Chinwe forced into Child marriage in Ihiala, Anambra State who is now in care of Anambra State Government #RetrieveChinwe
2019, Harrison Gwamnishu led his team and rescued 14-year old Ebube forced into child marriage with a 65 year old man in Nnewi. Ebube was fully rehabilitated and offered scholarship by Hilary Ibegbulem Foundation. #RetrieveEbube
Harrison Gwamnishu has used his platform to raise funds for sick people, school dropouts and for business startups.
2022, Harrison Gwamnishu launched a live intervention program, Talk2Harrison where he advocates for vulnerable people.
Harrison Gwamnishu has a proven track record of not just advocating for the rights and welfare of prison inmates but has advocated the rights of oppressed Nigerians whose rights have been violated by the Nigeria Police and other Security agencies.