Asterios and his fiancée Boavista Antetokey have returned to Brazil after more than a year in exile.
The Olympian and the Olympic bronze medallist arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday from Istanbul, Turkey, where he had been forced to flee after being charged with murder for the murder of a Turkish businessman.
Bavista was sentenced to death for the death of Bilgus Kocsak, a businessman accused of smuggling drugs and weapons into Brazil.
Bava and his two young children returned to Istanbul after his sentence was commuted in March.
The Olympian said he was grateful to Turkish authorities for helping him return to Brazil and thanked the Brazilian people for supporting his fight for freedom.
He also expressed gratitude to the Brazilian government for helping the families of his two victims and for his support during his three-year detention in Istanbul.
He said he had no regrets about his crimes and said he wanted to continue his fight against corruption.
“I do not regret my actions and I believe I have served my time,” he said.
“My mother and my sister were murdered in my own home.
I want to show them their families are safe and secure.”
The couple had returned to Turkey in August after a year and a half in exile, when Boavita’s father, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ordered a crackdown on the country’s most powerful businesspeople.
He was sentenced last year to 20 years in prison for killing a businessman named Selcuk Yavuz and his father, the billionaire Erdogan Holding.