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Iqbal Masih

1982 – April 16, 1995

Iqbal was a Pakistani boy who was sold to a carpet industry as a child slave at the age of 4 for the equivalent of $12. At the age of 10, he escaped slavery and later joined a Bonded Labor Liberation Front of Pakistan to help stop child labor around the world, and Iqbal helped over 3,000 Pakistan children that were in bonded labor, escape to freedom. Iqbal gave talks about child labor all round the world. He was murdered on Easter Sunday 1995. It is assumed by many that he was assassinated by members of the “carpet mafia” because of the publicity he brought towards the child labor industry.

Submitted by our members in 2007.