Facts about former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle

Facts about former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle
Facts about former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle
Boyle, his wife Caitlan and their three children were freed in October in Pakistan, five years after the couple was abducted by a Taliban-linked militant group during a backpacking trip in neighboring Afghanistan. The children were born in captivity.

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Facts about former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle

“He has no criminal record and has never been in trouble with the police. As Mr. Boyle has only just been charged, we are waiting to receive more information (disclosure) about these allegations so that we can respond to them appropriately in court,” the statement said.

Facts about former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle
Facts about former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle

“We’re sitting as hostages with a lot of time on our hands,” Boyle said. “We always wanted as many as possible, and we didn’t want to waste time. Cait’s in her 30s, the clock is ticking.”

Facts about former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle
Facts about former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle

“Honestly we’ve always planned to have a family of 5, 10, 12 children … We’re Irish, haha,” he wrote in an email in October.

Boyle was once briefly married to Zaynab Khadr, the older sister of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr and the daughter of a senior al Qaeda financier who had contacts with Osama bin Laden.

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