Apple : Groups urge Apple to take down apps encouraging Duterte's drug war
In a letter, 131 organizationsamong them human rights and drug policy reform groupsasked the tech giant to immediately take down applications that normalize extrajudicial killings and violence. "These games valorize and normalize the emerging tyranny of Duterte's presidency and his government's disregard for human rights principles.
In virtual reality, these games may seem harmless and fun. But when they are placed within the context of existing realities, of real murders of people and the impunity of law enforcement, then these games become offensive and distasteful," the
The applications, among others, include "Fighting Crime 2," "Duterte Knows
" The groups said these games violate the App Store Review Guidelines. "Where
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It added that the inclusion of these applications was "unacceptable that
The authorities also noted that Filipinos should not be worried for their lives as the possibility of being an extrajudicial killing victim is "very remote" as there is no case considered as an EJKas of now in the country. READ:PNP: 6,225 drug-related deaths, no extrajudicial killings However, human rights groups estimate a higher death toll, with some approximations going as high as 13,000 individuals killed in the course of the administration's anti-narcotics campaign.
Last month, 39 nations expressed concern over the rising number of drug-related killings and called on the government to end these deaths According to the 2017 Global Impunity Index,
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