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Canadians freed from captivity by the Taliban, charged with assault

A canadian citizen Joshua Boyle, who along with his family for five years was held captive by the Taliban and was released in October last year, is accused by prosecutors of Ottawa 15 violations of the law, including serious crimes, reports the BBC.

Among the charges against 34-year-old Boyle, eight counts of assault, two charges of sexual assault, two counts of unlawful captivity, charged with making false statements, charges of threats and coercion to make poisonous substance.

Charges were brought against Boyle on 1 January. 3 Jan Boyle will appear before the court.

The man himself denies all the charges. Details about the charges and alleged victims of Boyle and witnesses of offences prohibited for publication.

Canadian police said that all the alleged offenses occurred in the period from 14 Oct to 30 Dec. Recall that Boyle and his family returned to Ottawa from a Taliban on October 13.

Joshua Boyle and his wife, a U.S. citizen Caitlin Coleman was abducted by the Taliban in 2012, during a trip to Afghanistan. At the time of the kidnapping Caitlin was pregnant. During the years of captivity, the couple had, according to Boyle and Coleman, four children. According to the testimony of the spouses, one of the children was killed, and Caitlin was raped by the Taliban.

Canadians freed from captivity by the Taliban, charged with assault

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