Statues - Hither & Thither

(Santa Lucía de Tirajana)
Gran Canaria

Avenida de Canarias / Paseo Iqbal Masih

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

Vecindario /  Iqbal Masih   Vecindario /  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.

Vecindario - Iqbal Masih Vecindario - Iqbal Masih


santa lucia

1-10-1983 + 16-4-1995
mártir de la lucha contra
la esclavitud infantil.

En nombre de los millones de niños esclavos que aún existen en el mundo.

The Municipality of
Santa Lucia

Iqbal Masih
1-10-1983 - 16-4-1995
Martyr of the struggle against
child slavery

On behalf of the millions of child slaves still existing in the world


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.

Vecindario - Iqbal Masih


Sources & Information


Location N 27°50'36" W 15°26'45"

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