Abdullah Badhib

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Abdullah Abdul Razzaq Badhib (Arabic: عبد الله عبد الرزاق باذيب‎) (1931–1975) was an activist from Aden known as "the founder of Yemeni communism". In 1961 he founded the People's Democratic Union, which operated in both North and South Yemen and was the first Marxist-Leninist organization in the country. He became a government minister in Democratic Yemen (PDRY) following the Corrective Revolution of 1969.


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