The cause of Joshua Boyle is postponed for a week

Photo: Nathan Denette, The canadian Press
After saying “hello” to the judge, at the beginning of his brief court appearance, Mr. Boyle has not uttered a word.

The ex-hostage canadian in Afghanistan Joshua Boyle, who faces 15 charges, will remain behind bars for another week since the hearing on his bail has been postponed to 15 January.

 

Mr. Boyle has briefly appeared in court by video Monday morning from the Ottawa jail where he is being held in detention on remand since his arrest on the 1st of January. His lawyers have claimed an additional period of up to one week in order to prepare its plan of release on bail. A demand which seemed to discourage some little Joshua Boyle, who appeared on the screen less than three minutes, dressed in a combination of inmate orange.

 

After saying “hello” to the judge, at the beginning of his brief court appearance, Mr. Boyle has not uttered a word.

 

Stopped at Ottawa on the 1st of January, the man, 34-year-old had appeared for the first time by video conference two days later. His case was then postponed to this Monday.

 

The Crown does not oppose this new report of the proceedings, but claimed in contrast that the pre-trial proceedings begin. Joshua Boyle is facing charges of sexual assault, assault and forcible confinement, threats of death, to have ” administered a noxious substance “, and to have induced the police in error.

 

A publication ban prevents disclosing any information that could identify the victims or the witnesses in this case.

 

Mr. Boyle and his wife Caitlan Coleman, who is of american origin, have been abducted in Afghanistan in 2012 while she was pregnant. They were released last October with their three young children, all born in captivity.

 

The actions against Joshua Boyle to have been committed between the time of their return to the country in mid-October, and last December 30. The accusations have not been proven in court.

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