Lawyers for former Taliban hostage say he’s ‘not easy to like’ but didn’t abuse wife
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In closing arguments, Joshua Boyle’s defence attempted to smooth out the damaging parts of his testimony

The Canadian man who spent five years as a hostage in Afghanistan with his American wife, is “arrogant” and “argumentative”– but is nonetheless not guilty of abusing his wife, defence lawyers have argued, as the closely-watched criminal trial neared its end.

Joshua Boyle’s legal team suggested on Monday that, while their client could be frustrating “to the point of infuriating”, these...

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