The ex-hostage Joshua Boyle has briefly appeared in court Monday by video conference from Ottawa

Photo: Nathan Denette, The canadian Press
The ex-hostage Joshua Boyle

Ottawa — Joshua Boyle, the ex-hostage canadian in Afghanistan to be prosecuted for sexual assault and violence after his return, remains in custody pending a hearing on his parole in a week.

 

The man, 34-year-old appeared Monday for a minute by video link from the Ottawa jail, wearing the orange overalls of prisoners, as in their formal charges on 3 January.

 

The judge has deferred to the January 15, the examination of the conditions of his release that his lawyers must put in place to ensure the safety of alleged victims.

 

He faces 15 counts of sexual assault, forcible confinement, violence, administration of psychotropic drugs, death threats and false testimony.

 

Justice has prohibited by order the publication of the identity of the victims of the violence that reportedly took place between October 14 — day of the return of the family Boyle on canadian soil — and the 30 December.

 

Mr. Boyle was arrested and imprisoned on the 1st of January. In a written statement and without being the victim of these assaults, his american wife Caitlan Coleman were estimated last week that the mental condition of her husband was the source of the allegations.

 

“The tension and the trauma” during his long captivity have had effects on his mental state “, she stressed wanting to “compassion and forgiveness” that her husband be able to benefit from the necessary aid to his healing.

 

Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, married since 2011, have been kidnapped by the taliban shortly after their entry into Afghanistan in 2012 — she was pregnant -and then delivered to the network extremist Haqqani in Pakistan.

 

They were released in mid-October, and their three children, aged six months to five years, all born in captivity.

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