Arab Communist Party

Arab Communist Party
الحزب الشيوعي العربي
Founded February 1968 (February 1968)
Ideology Communism
Political position Left-wing

Arab Communist Party (Arabic: الحزب الشيوعي العربي Al-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.
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