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Noeuf Sat 14-Oct-17 09:17:17

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/13/asia/taliban-family-freed-london-canada/index.html

This is such an odd story. I can't understand why they were there or the back story relevance (first wife) if any

Nothingrhymeswithfamily Sat 14-Oct-17 09:27:33

I caught the end of the news conference yesterday.
The wife wasn't making eye contact was bearly lifting her head up. Something I not right

BakerCandlestickmaker Sat 14-Oct-17 09:27:51

Let's hope it works out for them in Canada.

BakerCandlestickmaker Sat 14-Oct-17 09:36:42

His ex brother in law in Canada just got millions of dollars in comp from the government there. Sounds like Canada was definitely the best choice for this guy.

Her parents are scathing about the husband according to the press.

Noeuf Sat 14-Oct-17 09:38:57

Will she be able to stay?

The whole story just seems weird like Part of a story I don't get. He says they were helping villagers or something.

Saw the FIL comments - couldn't fault them to be fair

Noeuf Sat 14-Oct-17 09:41:10

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/10/14/asia/taliban-family-freed-canada-boyle-speaks/index.html

megletthesecond Sat 14-Oct-17 09:41:14

Gosh. When I read this earlier in the week I assumed they'd had a lucky escape. Didn't realise the bloke wasn't keen on coming back hmm.

Noeuf Sat 14-Oct-17 09:50:08

If you look at the photos which I presume are before and after they have clearly been through some kind of ordeal/ life impacting experience. Maybe he was misguided - he refers to himself as a pilgrim in one quote.

PastaOfMuppets Sat 14-Oct-17 09:58:55

I'd read they were backpacking around the area when she was pregnant and they were captured. If his XBIL had been held for potential terrorist activities or sympathies, the husband - and maybe wife too - might be suspected of possible sympathies, hence including that in the article. Odd there was a comment in that link that she gave birth to their 3 DCs in captivity because when he called his parents to say they'd been freed he referred to their "surviving" children, then later I think he mentioned that they'd had a DD who was killed by their captors or while in captivity, so she would've given birth to 4 DCs not 3. As for her not making eye contact, after 5 years with the Taliban perhaps she'd learnt the hard way to be utterly subservient.

Nothingrhymeswithfamily Sat 14-Oct-17 10:04:29

Oh gosh my lack of eye contact and lack of beaming smile didn't mean she must be a taliban fighter. Just that something wasn't right, my first thought was she had been through something horrific.

MissEliza Sat 14-Oct-17 17:45:43

Describing their captors as 'stupid' for murdering his baby daughter (poor little mite) was a very strange choice of words.

Noeuf Sat 14-Oct-17 17:54:15

Yes really disassociated.

MissEliza Sat 14-Oct-17 18:42:10

Poor woman. I can't imagine what she's been through.

MoreProseccoNow Sun 15-Oct-17 08:47:30

Apparently they entered an area to deliver aid, which was so unsafe that no other aid agency, NGO etc would enter. When she was heavily pregnant. So I agree completely with her father’s comments. And she was also raped by her captors, plus one of her children (a daughter) was murdered by them. Poor woman.

ineedamoreadultieradult Sun 15-Oct-17 08:53:32

I don't buy it at all. What sort of kidnappers let their victims continue living as a family, have more children etc.

fairyofallthings Sat 21-Oct-17 09:38:43

The wife wasn't making eye contact was bearly lifting her head up. Something I not right

She's been through hell, that probably has something to do with it. The story does seem strange though.

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