Arab Communist Party

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Arab Communist Party

الحزب الشيوعي العربي
FoundedFebruary 1968 (February 1968)
Political positionLeft-wing

Arab Communist Party (Arabic: الحزب الشيوعي العربيAl-Hizb Al-Shuyu'i Al-'Arabi) was a communist party in Syria, emerging as a pro-Chinese split from the Syrian Communist Party. The party was founded in February 1968.[1] The party was harshly repressed during the 1970s, and many of its activists were imprisoned. As of 2001 several of its cadres remained in Syrian jails.[2][3]


  1. ^ Ismael, Tareq Y., The Communist Movement in the Arab World. New York City: RoutledgeCurzon, 2005. p. 26
  2. ^ Amnesty International Report Archived August 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2007-09-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)