Misick plans to go home to face music

| 12/02/2013

(CNS):The former premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Michael Misick, who was released from a high security prison on Friday, has said he is still intending to voluntarily return to the TCI to clear his name in an alleged corruption scandal in the British territory. He claims that if he is given a fair trial, it will be proven that the accusations against him are politically motivated. Misick was arrested in December in Brazil on an international arrest warrant but has not been charged with any crime and has said that he continues to make "reasonable” proposals to the prosecution team in TCI to allow him to voluntarily return.

"I have not sought to stay out or evade justice as is being falsely portrayed,” the 47-year-old former premier said in his latest media release. “I have set out my proposals for my voluntary return, which simply seek to ensure that my colleagues and I receive a fair and public trial in accordance with the laws of the TCI prior to the coup of 2009, including the right to a trial by a jury.”

Misick suggested that if the UK authorities were serious about a fair trial, they should have no difficulty in accepting the proposals, adding that he was looking forward to returning home to continue the struggle for what he described as true freedom and self-determination in reference to his campaign for independence from the UK.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    looks like somebody has convinced himself of his own lies, remind you of anyone?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Mike the best thing for you to do is to return to TCI and clear your name and let your beloved country get a break from all the international limelight and bad publicity. TCI is a very beautiful place, let it prosper again your people deserve a chance to be happy with or without you.  

  3. Caymanian :)) says:

    If I was Misick, I wouldn't go. Brazil is a beautiful place. Why defend a case you're not going to win?!  I would write a book about my experience and the spy networks against the colonies economic progress. I would let the world know my side of the story. Then I would retire, get married to a beautiful brazilian chick, have carnival every year, invite my love ones and family, and kiss the UK lords bye bye. I would erase everything from my memory and live life. Brazil is big and a great democratic place for political asylum.