British citizen Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege, who spent four years in an Ethiopian prison, returned to London on Friday, reuniting with his partner and children.
Human rights groups Reprieve, which has campaigned for his release, shared photos and videos of his return to Britain’s capital.
Mr Tsege was accused of plotting a coup, which he denied, and was sentenced to death in absentia in 2009.
He was later apprehended in 2014 at a Yemen airport while on his way to Eritrea, and was handed over to Ethiopian authorities.
Ethiopian Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye said his pardon was part of an initiative to “widen the political space”.