Heads of Jan 29 Front have ties to the reds, Thaksin
There are three leaders of the "January 29 Front - Free Political Prisoners", which held a rally yesterday calling for the release of people detained for involvement with the 2010 political unrest and those being imprisoned for violating the lese majeste law. They are:
He is a poet with the penname Mai-nueng Kor Kunthi. A resident of Samut Songkhram, Kamol graduated from Silpakorn University's Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts.
His poems have been published regularly in the Matichon Weekly magazine for over a decade. Known as a "people's poet", he participated in many rallies by the red shirts, reading his poems on stage for the participants.
She is a lecturer at Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Arts and a key coordinator of the Patinya Na San (Declaration in front of the Court) group, which consists of activists campaigning against the coup of September 2006.
Her group often campaigned against Article 112 of the Penal Code involving lese majeste and regularly organised protests at the Criminal Court following verdicts in the high-profile cases against people found guilty of insulting the monarchy.
She is a celebrity businesswoman who is known to have retained good ties with exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Darunee often took part in street protests by the red shirts and during the 2010 unrest. She was wanted by the authorities, along with other red-shirt leaders in connection with the upheaval and riots.
She made headlines last year when a woman publicly accused her of being disloyal to the monarchy, which prompted her to file a defamation complaint.