A Danish court has acquitted 10 men who were accused of terror financing for providing money to a Kurdish separatist group.

The Copenhagen City Court said Wednesday that prosecutors did not prove that the at least 130 million kroner ($22 million) that was transferred to Kurdish organizations was actually channeled to the Kurdistan Workers' Party.

The PKK is considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. and the European Union.

The defendants of Kurdish origin said the money donated between 2009 and 2012 was to support a Kurdish satellite TV station and different humanitarian projects.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed since the PKK took up arms in 1984 in its fight for Kurdish autonomy in southeastern Turkey.