MADRID — A Spaniard who spent 15 months in an Iranian jail after visiting the tomb of Mahsa Amini returned house to Madrid on Tuesday after being launched.
“I can’t imagine it. This has been very exhausting, however I’m right here. We do not know how lucky we’re to have been born in his nation,” Santiago Sánchez Cogedor advised a gaggle of reporters on the airport after he was embraced by household and buddies upon arrival.
Sánchez Cogedor was on a solo strolling trek to the boys’s soccer World Cup in Qatar when he was arrested in Iran in October 2022. His arrest adopted his go to to the tomb of Amini, a lady whose dying whereas being held by Iran’s morality police for violating Iran’s Islamic costume code sparked protests within the nation.
He remained behind bars till Iran’s embassy to Spain introduced his launch on Sunday.
The 41-year-old was strolling all the way in which from Spain with the aim of reaching Qatar to help Spain’s nationwide group at soccer’s greatest international occasion.
Sánchez Cogedor mentioned that he wouldn’t touch upon politics, however he learn to reporters what he known as a diploma given to him by his fellow prisoners in Iran that indicated he had “handed the take a look at of life.”