Canada Former hostage Joshua Boyle remanded again, returns to court Jan. 26

20:37  15 january  2018
20:37  15 january  2018 Source:   Toronto Star

So much of the Joshua Boyle story just makes no sense

  So much of the Joshua Boyle story just makes no sense I don’t believe Joshua Boyle.Never have.Not the alleged abduction of Boyle and pregnant wife Caitlin Coleman in Afghanistan by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network, not their diverse reasons for venturing into a benighted and extremely dangerous war-ravaged country where the Taliban has been clawing back swaths of territory since NATO and American forces withdrew, not the purportedly wretched circumstances in which they were held captive for five years, and not the inconsistent details of a rescue operation conducted by Pakistan commandos last October.

Boyle made his fourth court appearance by video as judge schedules pre-trial hearing in the case.

A bail hearing for former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle could be weeks away after a brief court appearance by video link Monday relating to assault charges. Boyle is due back in Ontario court Jan . 26 , while his lawyers press for disclosure of evidence such as details of a 911 call.


OTTAWA—Joshua Boyle will remain in custody until at least Jan. 26, after he was remanded again Monday during his fourth court appearance since he was arrested two weeks ago.

The 34-year-old former hostage in Afghanistan and Pakistan faces 15 charges that include eight counts of assault, two counts of sexual assault, two counts of unlawful confinement and one count each of uttering death threats, misleading police, and giving someone a noxious substance.

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Joshua Boyle to appear in court today

  Joshua Boyle to appear in court today Joshua Boyle to appear in court todayBoyle was arrested by Ottawa police late last month and made his first court appearance on New Year's Day facing 15 charges, including eight counts of assault, two of sexual assault, two of unlawful confinement and one count of causing someone to take a noxious thing.

Boyle appeared by video from the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, where he stood with his arms crossed in an orange prison jumpsuit. Boyle is scheduled to appear in court again Jan .

OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – Former hostage Joshua Boyle is going to spend at least another week and a half in custody, following another court appearance this morning in His lawyer and the Crown agreed to hold a meeting mid next week, with a pre-trial hearing being set for Friday, January 26 .

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His legal team will meet with a judge and Crown lawyer Jason Neubauer on Jan. 24 for a pre-trial hearing to discuss the case and how it will proceed, Justice Catherine Kehoe told Boyle, who appeared by video from the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.

Boyle will appear in court again two days later, Kehoe explained, moments after Boyle told her he had “no idea” what was being discussed in court.

A court order prevents the publication of information that could identify any alleged victims in the case.

Police allege all the offences occurred after Boyle and his family returned to Canada, between Oct. 14 and Dec. 30, 2017.

None of the allegations has been proven in court.

Ex-hostage Joshua Boyle appears in court

  Ex-hostage Joshua Boyle appears in court Ex-hostage Joshua Boyle appears in courtBoyle's case continues to inch along, and he is due to make another routine appearance next Monday.

A bail hearing for former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle could be weeks away after a brief court appearance by video link Monday relating to assault charges. Boyle is due back in Ontario court Jan . 26 , while his lawyers press for disclosure of evidence such as details of a 911 call.

Published Monday, January 8, 2018 4:05AM EST Last Updated Monday, January 8, 2018 3:44PM EST. OTTAWA – Former hostage Joshua Boyle remains in police custody after making another brief court appearance Monday morning. Boyle is scheduled back in court on Monday, Jan .

Joshua Boyle appeared via video in an Ottawa courtroom Monday. He will remain in custody until at least Jan. 26.© Nathan Denette Joshua Boyle appeared via video in an Ottawa courtroom Monday. He will remain in custody until at least Jan. 26.

Boyle and his wife Caitlan Coleman were backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 when their ordeal began. The Taliban-linked Haqqani network, which the Canadian government deems a terrorist organization, captured them and held them hostage for the next five years.

During their captivity, Coleman gave birth to their three children. She also had a miscarriage, which Coleman and Boyle have said was a result of a forced abortion after their captors dosed her food with high levels of estrogen.

The family was eventually released last October after what Boyle described in an interview as a gunfight between his captors and Pakistani forces, which occurred after Boyle, Coleman and their children were placed in the trunk of their captors’ vehicle for transport to a new hideout.

In mid-December, the family met in private with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at his office, a meeting that a government official said occurred at the Boyles’ request.

Boyle was previously married to Zaynab Khadr, the sister of Omar Khadr, the Canadian who pleaded guilty to killing an American soldier in Afghanistan and later recanted after he spent 10 years in jail at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Men charged in fatal Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation fire make first court appearancesOne of two men charged in connection with a fatal house fire on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation made his first court appearance by video in Saskatoon provincial court.

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