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Iqbal Masih

Punjabi, Urdu: اقبال مسیح‎
Muridke, Pakistan 1983 - Muridke 1995
Pakistani child who became a symbol of abusive child labor in the developing world
(Wikipedia)
Pablo-Luís Tejera Romero
2003

Telde /  Iqbal Masih   Telde /  Iqbal Masih

Description

Wrought Iron statue of Iqbal Masih holding in his right arm a book and pulling with his lift arm a child. The holes in the back of Masih refer to his murder.
In the two other copies of this statue on Gran Canaria, he holds the book in his outstretched hand. It is possible that this statue is deformed.

Telde - Iqbal Masih Telde - Iqbal Masih

Inscription(s)

a iqbal masih
mártir de la lucha contra
la esclavitud infantil
1-10-1983 + 16-4-1995

To Iqbal Masih
Martyr of the struggle against
child slavery

1-10-1983 - 16-4-1995

Annotation

The identical statue is in three towns on Gran Canaria: Telde, Vecindario, and Vega de San Mateo (click tag "Masih, Iqbal" below), and in mainland Spain also in Córdoba.

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Locatie (N 28°0'10" - W 15°24'45")

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Item Code: esca250; Photograph: 10 January 2015
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