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Aug 8, 2012

The tooth about UNIBAM founder’s beating now a UN matter?

Caleb Orozco

From our research, it appears to be the first such case on human rights; but the beating of Caleb Orozco, the president of UNIBAM, has been elevated to the United Nations. The UN Special Rapporteurs on the promotion and protection on freedom of expression and on the situation of human rights defenders have both written to the government seeking answers on the incident. Orozco was allegedly attacked on George Street on February eighth. At the time it was reported that he was threatened by men shouting anti-gay remarks and that one of them threw a beer bottle at him. The bottle hit him in the face and he suffered a broken tooth. In the four-page document dated February twenty-ninth, the UN’s Human Rights Council is expressing concern that the alleged attack may be related to Orozco’s work in advocating for LGBTI rights. Specifically, the government is asked to respond to five issues; to verify the allegations by Orozco, if a complaint has been lodged, the details of the investigation and prosecution and what measures government is putting in place for the protection of the integrity of the UNIBAM president. That information will then form a report to the Human Rights Council. As, we said we have not been able to find any other such complaint on human rights to the UN, that has required the government to respond.

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21 Responses for “The tooth about UNIBAM founder’s beating now a UN matter?”

  1. Storm says:

    From what I’ve read and based on a little firsthand observation of UN people, I believe there is a bias in the UN toward “normalizing” homosexuality and pushing for its universal acceptance. That movement is strong in the USA and Europe, and I am pretty sure the UN prefers to hire workers who share the agenda. Traditional Christian values are considered backwards and bigoted by those people, and I don’t think Belize’s traditional culture can get a fair shake under the UN’s rainbow.

    I’m not in favor of attacking homosexuals, I just do not want their agenda of open sexuality to become an important “civil rights” issue in the Jewel. Do what you want in your bedroom, but don’t tell me about it and don’t bring it into public.

  2. Gadfly says:

    No one condones assault on a citizen, no matter what unsavory proclivities the individual may be into, however, what business of the United Nations is this? These people have their priorities screwed up! Deal with Guatemala’s unfounded claim to Belize and the incursions encouraged by that country of its people across our borders! This is scary, the country is being ravaged and raped but they are concerned about a person who goes into a crime ridden, gang infested area of the city wearing a blue bandoo and gets beat? It was not his sexual deviancy that caused him to be beaten, it was the color of the bandoo holding his hair in place! Is that worthy of such attention when not a word is uttered about the countless murders of young citizens across the city and country?

  3. belizean says:

    who cares!!!!!!! we don’t answer to a foreign body, he needs to abide by the laws of the land

  4. We don't care says:

    Sorry Orosco, find youself another country to live, we do not want you here. The people nor the government wants you in Belize, Bad influence.

  5. Buju says:

    Buju Banton said it correct

    “BOOM BYEE BYEE”

  6. Straight says:

    Buddy, if you want to be a buttf***er, do that in your room. You won’t get partners any easier with the noise you making.
    And no, you won’t get any more protection in Belize for what you just did, go to the UN (Move to Mexico better).
    Sorry buddy, but we pan George Street no care, we noh want u round hia, molesting our little boys. And none of we belizeans want to see you kissing men in the public.
    Please, stay in your room where ever that is or may be.

  7. Sports Fan says:

    Find yourself another country, and stop disgusting the country of Belize. We don’t care bout you nor your safety here. Move to the UN, Mexico, anywhere else if you don’t feel safe here.
    You just looking to be a hero that’s all, but guess what: to get there you might encounter a few more broken teeth.
    Go to hell, we don’t want you here you disgusted chocolate looking covered fore-end.

  8. cayobway says:

    1. UN HAS THEIR PRIORITY BACKWARDS THE SAME WAY ORISCO IS WALKING…… EXACTLY WHAT GADFLY SAID. YOUTHS ARE KILLING OFF EACH OTHER FOR NOTHING AT ALL. WHY DONT THE UN – IF SO CONCERN ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS; TRY AND FIND A SOLUTION TO THE SENSELESS ACT THAT IS GOING ON IN THE CITY. ( I WISH THAT I HAD THE POWER TO HOLD HOWEVER AT THE UN BY THE THROAT AND SQUEEZE THE RIGHTS OUT OF THEM) STUPID …..GOD IS WATCHING AND WILL HIT THEM SO HARD THAT THEY WONT EVEN REMEMBER WHO IS OROSCO. (SCUMBAG) THE GUYS IN THE CITY SHOULD HAVE MADE HIM DISAPPEAR.
    2. THE UN AGENDA IS TO SUPPORT WHAT IS WRONG. THE BEAST THAT WE ARE HEARING ABOUT IN THE BIBLE IS THE UN. SUPPORT EVERYTHING THAT IS UNGODLY AND OF GOOD MORALS. WHY THE UN IF SO CONCERN ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS LOOK AFTER THOSE COUNTRIES WHERE PEOPLE DNT HAVE FOOD TO EAT OR A SHELTER OVER THEIR HEADS, WHY DONT THE UN TRY AND PUT A STOP TO THE SENSELESS KILLING OF INNOCENT PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD…..I AM GETTING HYPE UP SO I WONT SAY MORE……BUT ITS HARD TO HEAR BULL FROM DEM SO CALL HUMAN RIGHTS SUPA POWER

    GOD POWER WILL PREVAIL – JUST WATCH AND PRAY MY GOOD CITIZENS OF BELIZE AND THE WORLD. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH THE GOOD LORD. OROSCO IS THE DEVIL HIMSELF – LOOK AT SHIM. HE IS JUST A WALKING DEAMON AND TO ALL THEM NASTY PEOPLE OF BELIZE AND WORLD…….YOUR DAY IS COMING AND YOU WILL BE WHERE U WANT TO BE …HELLLLLL THE DEVIL IS WAITING FOR YOU ALL

  9. Uncle Benji says:

    Cut Orozco some slack. Let’s look around carefully before the stone throwing. If we despise homosexuals and lesbians so much, why do we tolerate the child molestors hiding behind the church?

    Come on! Don’t tell me you did not know we had sexual predators in the church? So what about the child corruptors in the schools?

    Uncle Benji (ex Holy Redeemer Boys School) viciously attacked by a nun at the age of nine. So why are we not attacking these sickos? Give Orozco a break. His life is his to choose.

  10. ceo says:

    More children are molested by so call hetarosexuals in the “sanctity” of two parent homes and by priests than by homosexuals. Where were the bible beaters when priests were messing up our kids.

    Wake up Belize! We cannot ignore the UN because we are always on the corner looking for hand-outs. Belize would only last until the end of the month if all american support (private and public) would be removed or disallowed.

    By the way I have no gay tendencies but I know to live in peace and that this world has room for all of us. For the bible beaters remember the verse that says that the “wheat and tares will grow together until the day of harvest”. Like JFK said we have two choices; we can either learn to live together of die lioke fools!

  11. BMNJ says:

    The UN’s Human Rights Council somehow reminds me of attorney Simeon Sampson.

  12. Rod says:

    The un is like this pm a comical institution that is useless and only serves the interest of the us this is why the rest of he world is looking at the un as incompetent and self serving look at Syria thousands are being killed while the un sits around with their thumbs up their behind they are a disgrace and are losing credibility more and more every day.

  13. Asa DeMatteo says:

    You all seem inordinately attentive to the sex lives of gay people. Do you think a lot about heterosexual people’s sex lives, too? Maybe you need to find more things in life to dwell on, things more productive and helpful to Belize. And when you say “keep it to yourselves and don’t impose on the public” you aren’t paying attention to the fact that gay Belizean citizens are unjustly designated as outlaws by S.53. Remove that and maybe gay people won’t have to be so public and pushy. Until then, you have no moral or legal validity.

  14. Confident man says:

    Didn’t realize so many homophobes read. I’m straight and am confident enough a man that what other people choose to do with their lives is none of my business. Grow up boys. Unu mek I wonder bout unu. D same man dem weh so against usually got something fu hide. What u so fraud fa? Give them their rights. The whole “civilized” world is doing cause they are humans too. My bad I forget we no civilized yet.

  15. NaturalizedBzean says:

    Storm, i dont know whether you live in Belize or not.. But TRADITIONAL CHRISTIAN VALUES, really?? IN BELIZE>? Do you even know whats taking place in that backward country? If there are any “christian values” present in Belize, 40 yr old married men IN BELIZE, wouldnt be engaging in sexual activity with kids half their age. Read the newspapers, watch news, dont pretend to be blind. Furthermore, are you even aware of the public double life a past government official was a part of, and still is? Having two families? As a high GOV’T OFFICIAL, shouldn’t he be setting an “example” of what “TRADITIONAL CHRISTIAN VALUES” should be?
    Im sure STORM if it was your GAY BROTHER OR GAY SISTER, or lets just say A BROTHER OR SISTER of yours, your opinion would be something else.
    Whether a HUMAN BEING is GAY STR8 BI TRANSGENDERED TRANSEXUAL ASEXUAL , whatever his or her nature is, they have a right to be respected , you knw what RESPECT IS? Just as we are forced to “respect” your opinion on this matter, then you two should know how to RESPECT another person’s nature, whatever it may be.
    Gadfly, the UN’s business in this matter is an important one. With Belize being a member of this world wide organization, they are entitled to intrude in whatever business is taking place especially when it’s about HUMAN RIGHTS.. Pick up a book and inform yourself.
    Belizean you are obviously out of touch with what happens in Belize. Belize answers to many foreign bodies, ask the PM and he can tell you, IGNORANT.
    Straight, Orosco isnt asking the have a law be put in place to allow same sex couples to hold hands in public, rather to take that stupid law out of the constitution of Belize where “sodomy is penalized by jail time..” And by the way gay people dont molest nobody’s kids.

    UNCLE BENJI you are very smart. Everybody here seems to be attacking gay people… …………. So whether you all want gays or not in Belize, look around and see that the world is controlled by gay people: FASHION TECHNOLOGY TELEVISION ART MUSIC EVEN POLITICS..

  16. MACAL RIVERA says:

    OROSCO NEED TO SHOW US HIS LEGO-MEDICAL FORM, ONLY SO I WILL BELIEVE HE WAS ATTACKED, BUT SOMETHING TELL ME HE IS LYING AND LYING BIG TIME, THAT IS THE ONLY WAY HE WILL GET ATTENTION FROM THE UN, THE BEAST WROTE ABOUT IN THE BIBLE, WE ARE SURELY LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS, INSTEAD OROSCO NEED TO ASK GOD FOR FORGIVENESS, FOR THE LIE THEY SAY TO TRY MAKE PEOPLE FEEL SORRY FOR THEM,
    WHAT UNIBAM NEEDS IS A GOOD WHIPPING, THAT IS WHAT THEY NEED.

  17. WESTERNMERMAID says:

    Human Right!!! These !@#$%^& human right people the fight for all the wrong causes,
    we hear over news over and over how our children are sexually molested, we hear all the injustices being
    done to our law abiding citizens, poor Jasmine Lowe was murdered on cool blood and yet we no hear not a !@#$%^& word form so called HUMAN RIGHT PEOPLE, but one !@#$% lick Orosco get with a so called beer pint and this !@#$%^& go all the way to UN,!@#$ HELL NO, Orosco maybe was drinking with his crowd and hell broke out, maybe they were fighting over man!!!! now he come with this bs story that he was attacked because he is gay, BS!!! now the !@#$%^& UN wants a respond from GOB, !@#$ them our Belizean government no have to answer UN for a jackass like OROSCO, SHIRLEY was a gay man in the 70tees and never one day anybody hit him, SHIRLEY never one day hide he gay identity, but he kept to himself, so all i got to to say is

    1234 YOU UN, !@#$ YOU HUMAN RIGHT AND !@#$ OFF OROSCO, HOPE YOU ALL BURN IN HELL FOREVER, MADA !@#$%^&

  18. drose flowers says:

    ITS SEEMS THAT THIS UNIBAM THING REALLY WANT TO CHANGE OUR LAWS, THIS IS SCARY BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IN A FEW YEARS THESE HOMOSEXUALS WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO RAPE, MOLEST OUR LITTLE BOYS AND NOBODY WILL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DO NOTHING ABOUT IT, BECAUSE THE LAW WILL BE ON THERE SIDE, WOW, THIS IS FRIGHTENING,
    I WANT TO TELL MR OROSCO THAT IF GOD WANTED TO MAKE A FEMALE HE WOULD HAVE DONE SO FROM THE MOMENT YOU WERE CONCEIVED IN YOUR MOTHERS WOMB, AND HE WOULD HAVE GIVEN YOU A ……, BUT HE MADE A MALE, MAN OK WITH A ….., SO YOUR …. IS TO GET RID OF ALL THE …. IN YOU, GOD NEVER MADE YOUR …. FOR SEX, OK SO YOU NEED TO REPENT AND SAY YOUR TEN HAIL MARY’S OR ELSE FOREVER YOU WILL SMELL OF !@#$, CALEB OROSCO YOU NEED TO REPENT, JUST BY LISTENING TO YOU, YOU ALREADY SOUND LIKE $#!%, I CAN IMAGINE HOW YOU WOULD SMELL OF $!#$ IF I COME CLOSE TO YOU, MEN!!!! BWAY USE YOU …… FOR THE RIGHT PURPOSE, TO SATISFY A WOMAN AND TO BUILD THE NATION.

  19. CUNBLZ says:

    EVERYTIME THE TOPIC ABOUT HOMOSEXUALTIY COMES UP IN BELIZE.. IT JUST GETS ME SO FRUSTRATED I WANT TO SCREAM AT ALL THE CLOSE MINDED MORONS… WHEN I WAS IN KING´S COLLEGE ONE OF THE MOST CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS… I WAS SEXUALLY HARRASED BY A 21 OR 22 YEAR OLD GUY… I WAS ONLY 16… DID THEY MAKE A REPORT.. HELL NO… ACCORDING O WHAT THEY TOLD MY PARENTS I CONDONED IT AND I LOOKED FOR IT BECAUSE I WAS TOO AFEMINATE… THAT GIVES NO RIGHT TO ANY SO CALLED MAN OR HETEROSEXUAL TO ATACK ME SEXUALLY TOUCH ME WHILE 2 OTHER FOURTH FORMERS HELD ME DOWN.. JUST SHOWS HOW STR8 THE CHRISTIANS HAVE THEIR PRIORITIES… THEY DID NOTHING NOT EVEN EXPELED ANY OF THE GUYS… SO ALL I CAN SAY IS GO F¨*** YOURSELVES YOU HIPOCRIT CHRISTIANS… TO EVERY 1 WHO TURNS THEIR BACKS ON THIS TOPIC JUST BECUASE IT IS TABOO… EVERY 1 HAS THE RIGHT TO LOVE EACH OTHER… NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO HARRAS ANOTHER BASED ON THEIR DECISIONS…

  20. Peace says:

    So sad to read these comments coming from my fellow Belizeans. It just shows that we are definitely lacking home education. Honestly I would desregard all the comments filled with obscene language as they just represent hate and ignorance. Are we not looking at the ridiculous situations other countries are facing where people are innocently being killed. Belize is such a small country and its a pitty we cannot live in peace and more like brothers and sisters. Mr. PM please put more emphasis on Family values; without it we will always face major social issues. And sad to say but true – the worst homophobic people are they themselves, except they have not yet accepted themselves. Lets live with honesty and respect – be honest to yourself and respectful to others.

  21. BZ says:

    Freedom, peace and love is not synonymous with religion. In fact while religion has preached and claimed to promote and encourage these values, it is likely the single most powerful obstacle to their achievement. Most of the worlds most horrendous atrocities have been either supported, backed, or even carried out by religious organizations or individuals. Having said that, for any country (Belize included) to be truly considered a christian (or religiously based) country, the laws of the fundamental religion (in our case Christianity) would have to be explicitly enforced as laws of the country in focus. In other words, for Belize to be considered a christian nation; over-drinking, fornication, common law unions, short skirts, smoking, and other religions among many other things would have to be offenses requiring imprisonment or worst (and that’s being liberal). In that case most Belizeans would be up $#!% creek without a paddle. Religion does encourage freedom, as long as it doesn’t conflict with that particular religious belief (In other words you’re free to do only what I tell you to do. Sounds a lot like most opposing stance toward sexuality doesn’t it?), turns out a lot of things do conflict. Belize is not a christian country folks, not by a long shot, neither our laws or our conduct support that statement. So before you place this argument, you would have to overhaul our entire legal system. Then you would see most of those people currently claiming religion to protest homosexuality on the streets rioting. Why? To protest christian laws, because by christian law most of you should be banished, imprisoned or put to death. Belize would be demoted to a city due to massive population lost, and would have no choice but to be absorbed by Guatemala. Argument refuted!

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