Canada U.S. not looking to arrest freed hostage Joshua Boyle, American official says

13:26  13 october  2017
13:26  13 october  2017 Source:   Ottawa Citizen

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News reports have noted that freed hostage Joshua Boyle , a Canadian, has declined to take a U . S . military flight back to the U . S . Boyle divorced Zaynab Khadr in 2010. U . S . officials acknowledged that Boyle refused to board a U . S . military C-130 because he is worried he would face possible arrest .

The senior US official said Joshua Boyle refused to board a US military C-130 bound for the US because “he thinks he will face law enforcement and possible arrest ,” though there is no indication at this time that he John Nicholson, said the Haqqani Network held a total of five American hostages .

News reports have noted that freed hostage Joshua Boyle, a Canadian, has declined to take a U.S. military flight back to the U.S.

Boyle has reportedly expressed concern he could possibly be arrested.

U.S. citizen Caitlan Coleman and her husband Boyle, originally from Ottawa, were abducted in Afghanistan in 2012. While in captivity, Coleman gave birth to the couple’s three children. The family was rescued Thursday by Pakistani intelligence officials and troops.

Boyle’s concern about possible arrest by U.S. authorities is linked to his past history.

His interest in national security and human rights issues after Sept. 11, 2001, led him to meet Zaynab Khadr, a vocal critic of the detention of her young brother, Omar, at the U.S. military’s Guantanamo Bay prison.

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An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children have been freed from captivity by Pakistani security forces, nearly five years after being taken hostage by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani Network in Afghanistan. The senior US official said Joshua Boyle refused to board a US military

Coleman was pregnant when she was captured. The couple had three children while in captivity, and U . S . officials say all have been freed . Canada's foreign minister says her government is greatly relieved to learn that after five years of being held hostage , Canadian Joshua Boyle and family have

Boyle acted as a family spokesman during her October 2008 hunger strike on Parliament Hill. His marriage to Zaynab Khadr came to light after bullets were fired at his family’s home in west Ottawa. At the time, Boyle suggested the attack was a message in response to his marriage to a woman whose family had ties to Osama bin Laden.

“I’m sure I don’t have to speculate for you on the meaning of .22-calibre bullets fired from close range through residential windows following an unwarranted break-in by an intruder who left behind all the jewelry, cash and valuables in the house,” he said in April 2009.

“Perhaps somebody is unhappy that the Boyles are highlighting to the public just how human the Khadrs really are.”

Boyle divorced Zaynab Khadr in 2010.

U.S. officials acknowledged that Boyle refused to board a U.S. military C-130 because he is worried he would face possible arrest.

But U.S. Department of Justice spokesman Wyn Hornbuckle released the following statement to CNN: “Throughout the captivity of Boyle and Coleman, the Department focused its efforts on supporting their recovery and identifying and holding accountable those responsible for taking them hostage. Coleman and Boyle are not charged with any federal crime and, as such, we do not seek their arrest.”

Canadian man and family held captive for years in Afghanistan reportedly en route to London .
Freed after years of captivity in Afghanistan, Canadian Joshua Boyle and his family have left Pakistan and their flight is expected to land at London's Heathrow Airport on Friday, according to the BBC. They left Islamabad earlier in the day and are expected to arrive in London shortly after 3:30 p.m. local time. It is not known if they will remain in the U.K. or board a second flight.Pakistani officials confirmed the family had left the country. Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, were abducted five years ago while travelling in Afghanistan and were being held by the Haqqani network.

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