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Amazon's UK site selling WikiLeaks documents

world Updated: Dec 10, 2010 00:01 IST

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Diplomatic cables contained in WikiLeaks are available for sale on Amazon's UK website. It's a twist following the company's refusal to host the WikiLeaks' website.

The cables were self-published as a Kindle e-book by an author listed as Heinz Duthel. People in the UK can buy it for 7.37 pounds (USD 11.60).

WikiLeaks has embarrassed Washington in recent weeks for exposing a trove of sensitive diplomatic documents. WikiLeaks has been migrating around the world, using Internet companies in different countries to host the site. Last week, Amazon.com Inc. ousted it from its servers.

Last month, Amazon came under fire for selling a guide offering advice to paedophiles, which raised questions about how - and if - it vets the self-published books it sells.

Amazon did not immediately respond to a message.