Games with the Philippine president killing criminals removed from the Apple App Store

Video games that put the player in the shoes of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as he kills criminals have been removed from the Apple App Store, reports the BBC. Thousands of people have been killed by police during the president's crackdown on drug-related crime, the article adds.

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The Asian Network of People Who Use Drugs (Anpud) had previously written an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook to remove the games, which it said were "promoting murder, extrajudicial killings, violence, and the war on drugs in the Philippines.”

The games that have now apparently been removed include: Duterte knows Kung Fu: Pinoy Crime Fighter, Duterte Running Man Challenge Game, Fighting Crime 2, and Tsip Bato: Ang Bumangga Giba. All those games featured either Duterte, or Philippines police chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa shooting down criminals.