Is it okay to kill criminals

Killing "criminals" as the Philippine President: Apple removes games

More than 14,000 people are said to have died in the Philippines in the so-called "war on drugs" that President Rodrigo Duterte declared in the summer of 2016. These include not only drug dealers, but above all drug addicts, who were often executed by the police for small amounts of narcotics. The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Fatou Bensouda, expressed her concern over the mass killings, as did numerous non-governmental organizations.

"Duterte knows Kung Fu"

In sharp contrast are a number of smartphone games that glorify Duterte. The Philippine President kills drug addicts in them, for example in "Duterte knows Kung Fu: Pinoy Crime Fighter". NGOs had long asked Apple to delete the games. This should now be done. According to the BBC, "Fighting Crime 2" and "Duterte Running Man Challenge" have been deleted from the Apple App Store. However, the titles are still available on Google's Play Store.

Police against smartphone games

The Philippine police chief Ronald dela Rosa had spoken out against the games, according to the BBC, because the police's operations were not about "killing or violence". However, Duterte himself had spoken out in public several times in favor of the illegal killings of drug criminals. (red, 11/29/2017)