Statues - Hither & Thither

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Vega de San Mateo
Gran Canaria


Calle de Agua
(Plaza contra la Esclavitud Infantil)

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
Pablo-Luís Tejera Romero
c. 2005?

Vega de San Mateo /  Iqbal Masih   Vega de San Mateo /  Iqbal Masih


Wrought Iron statue of Iqbal Masih holding in his outstretched right arm a book called 'JUSTICIA' and pulling with his lift arm a child. The holes in the back of Masih refer to his murder.


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


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.



Location (N 28°0'27" - W 15°31'59")

Item Code: esca114; Photograph: 6 January 2015
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