Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Former Captive Of The Taliban Tagged A Victim!

Canadian man held by the Taliban arrested for sexual assault. He and his American wife were freed from Afghanistan in 2017. He was granted asylum in Canada after U.S. investigators were going to question him and wife.

The release of a family of five from the Taliban were granted immunity in Canada. The captives were a Canadian man and his American wife.

In 2012, the two were on a backpacking trip in Afghanistan when they were captured by the excelled Taliban.

For at least five years, the two were forced to convert to Muslims. The woman was raped by her captives. The man was beaten and raped as well. During their captivity, they had children. They said one child was killed by their captors.

The three children were raised while in captivity.

They were released in 2017 and they chose to live in Canada. The family believed that Americans intelligence and law enforcement would treat their trip to Afghanistan as a possible recruitment to the Taliban.

The captivity and release of Beau Bergdahl became a major news event. The former army sergeant was held by the Taliban for five years. Barack Obama negotiated a release of five low rank Taliban members for the release. It became a talking point for conservatives and one controversial candidate for president.

Donald J. Trump was acting a fool during the release. He called Bergdahl a traitor and wanted him killed. Bergdahl was eventually convicted of desertion but was spared the aid and comfort of the enemy charge.

He would not serve any time in federal time out. He was downgraded and released to the public. The discharge now makes Bergdahl a private citizen and he now has to hire personal security. Trump's rhetoric made it dangerous for him and his family.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with the Boyle family after they were
freed from captivity.
Now back to the family.

Their names were Josh and Caitlin Boyle. The two said that Trump as the leader would make their release from captivity an issue. They didn't want to be treated like Bergdahl.

Now in Canada, the family was living in peace. They had a stage with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and were welcomed like heroes.

Now eight months later, the Boyles are in a controversy.

Josh Boyle is being held in custody on suspicion of sexual assault. He was held on eight counts of assault, two counts of sexual assault and two counts of unlawful restraint.

I could say that the alleged victim is __________  but I don't want to jump to conclusions or share the victim's name.

The suspect is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. In Canada, sexual assault carries a 25 to LIFE in the iron college.

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