In an attempt to clean up the App Store from inappropriate material, Apple has chosen to bring down a number of games that are said to glorify the violent war against drugs by Philippine President Rodrigo Dutert. It reports 9to5Mac.
And the act is, at least, bizarre in the games. In the role of either the President or the Philippine Rikers of Ronald Dela Rosa, it is up to you to shoot suspicious drug dealers and addicts.
In connection with the removal, Apple CEO Tim Cook has received a public letter whose sender, The Asian Network of People Who Use Drugs (ANPUD), say they are representatives of victims of illegal drugs. They backed Apple's decision, stating that over 13,000 people should have been killed by police and government without any legal process.
How to write ANPUD:
"Several apps currently on the App Store actively encourage the war against people using drugs in the Philippines – a war that has resulted in state-related murders of more than 13,000 people – several of those children – suspected to have used or sold drugs since June 2016. Dutert's war against the people who use drugs, often referred to as "the war against the poor," has caused millions of lives to be wasted, including the thousands who were imprisoned inhumane circumstances. "
The game in question is" Duterte Kung Fu: Pinoy Crime Fighter "," Doped Running Man Challenge Game "," Fighting Crime 2 ", and" Tsip Bato: Ang Bumangga Giba! ".
Important note is that ANPUD's letter refers to the fact that in the Philippines it is possible to obtain a license to kill people involved in drug sales.