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Euthanasia campaigner back in CT

Professor Sean Davison arrived back in Cape Town after serving five months of house arrest in New Zealand.

Euthanasia campaigner Professor Sean Davison. Picture:EWN

CAPE TOWN - Euthanasia campaigner Professor Sean Davison arrived back in Cape Town after serving five months of house arrest in New Zealand.

He was convicted in November for assisting his 85-year-old terminally ill mother commit suicide.

Holding balloons reading "welcome home", Davidson's wife Raine Pan and their two sons aged one and three, ran to him as he came through the doors of international arrivals.

Members of the media recorded Wednesday's emotional reunion.

Pan said her husband was away for 10 months in total, and it was tough raising the boys alone.

She said she was happy to have her husband back.

Davidson told reporters he served his sentence but did not commit a crime.

He also thanked Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu for his letter requesting leniency during his sentencing.

Davidson pleaded guilty to procuring and inciting suicide.

He admitted to giving his mother a lethal dose of morphine in 2006.

The professor later wrote a book detailing her death.

Davidson then stated DignitySA, a group which wants euthanasia to be legalised.

He is expected to go back to his post at the University of the Western Cape.