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Danish court acquits 10 men charged with terror financing of Kurdish group PKK


COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Danish court on Wednesday acquitted 10 men accused of terror financing for providing money to a Kurdish separatist group.

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

Prosecutor Stig Fleischer says he has not yet decided whether to appeal the ruling.

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.

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