A Thai military court Tuesday sentenced 10 people to prison terms for distributing online content that it said insulted the country’s monarchy.

The 10 sentenced on lese majeste charges were part of what police said was a network headed by Hassadin Uraipraiwan, known online as “DJ Banpodj.” Hassadin created video clips and uploaded them to sites such as YouTube, from which members of a Facebook group reposted them. Defense lawyer Yingcheep Atchanont said his clients told him they had not known each other before making contact through the social media site.

Police described the network as a serious threat to the monarchy and the nation’s stability, saying it incited “chaos and hatred in society.”

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