London, May 15 (ANI): Online retail giant Amazon has come under fire for openly selling controversial books that contain prescriptions of deadly chemical cocktails, and dangerous information that can be misused by just about anyone.
The books in question- 'Anarchists's Cookbook' and The Poor Man's James Bond were downloaded off Amazon by a white-supremacist father-son duo. The father then used the instructions in the book to concoct a chemical weapon.icky Davison, 19, of Annfield Plain, County Durham, was sentenced to two years in a young offenders' institution on Friday after being convicted of charges relating to downloading copies of the Anarchist's Cookbook and The Poor Man's James Bond.
His father, Ian Davison, 42, was jailed for 10 years at Newcastle Crown Court after he manufactured enough ricin to kill nine people and kept it in a jar in his kitchen for two years, the Press Association reports.
A search for the books on Friday revealed that they are still accessible on the site, moreover, nine new copies were on sale at a reduced price of 12.65 pounds from 29.95 pounds.
Speaking outside the court, Detective Superintendent Neil Malkin said: "This is a landmark case and will bring the attention of the authorities at a national level to the need to restrict these documents."
Amazon, at its end, maintains that it will remove copies of the books if they were found to be illegal, but said that reader's should be allowed the discretion to choose their own reading material. (ANI)